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I think I figured it out! - Galeux d'Eysines

Posted by cowabunga1 z6 ID (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 23, 06 at 15:00

If anyone remembers, I made a post almost a year ago asking about the variety of squash/gourd that I found at the store. That post is found here.

Someone had suggested that the variety was "Galeux d'Eysines" (still not sure how that is pronounced). Anyway, I collected a few seeds from it and the plant is doing wonderfully. It now has about 5 fruits on it. The squash are flesh colored - starting out smooth, but then I'm starting to see discolored spots that are then turning into warts! The plant is getting plenty of water so I know the warts have to be in the genes of the plant.

Here is what a younger fruit looks like
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Here is what a slightly older fruit looks like
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This has been a fun experiment for me this year. Does anyone grow these in their garden? Well, I just wanted to show off some pictures. Maybe someone can confirm that this is indeed Galeux d'Eysines.

Thanks!
~Sam


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RE: I think I figured it out! - Galeux d'Eysines

yeah... well, I can't verify EXACTLY that it's Galeux d'Eysines, but it sure looks like mine! And that's the name on the package of seeds I planted.


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RE: I think I figured it out! - Galeux d'Eysines

I remember that thread :) I am glad they did so well for you.


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RE: I think I figured it out! - Galeux d'Eysines

I planted 7 Galeux d'Eysines seeds last May & now have at least 25 huge beautiful squash on the vine. Prolific & still going strong in the Rockies mid-Sept. A wondrous delicate flavored, French of course, pumpkiny squash. I have loads of seeds.


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