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PlantFiles: Pumpkin, Winter Squash
Cucurbita maxima 'Galeux d'Eysines'

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cucurbita (koo-KER-bih-ta) (Info)
Species: maxima (MAKS-ih-muh) (Info)
Cultivar: Galeux d'Eysines
Additional cultivar information: (aka Peanut)

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Pumpkin (winter)


8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Days to Maturity:
91 to 100 days

Mature Skin Color:

12 to 20 pounds (5 to 9 kg)


Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

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6 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive avagothen On Sep 24, 2014, avagothen from Swindon
United Kingdom wrote:

This grew really well next to my potato patch and along the top of my boundary wall. It only grew a single fruit from its sole female flower, though that weighed in at 29lbs so I'm happy with that.
Then it produced a flush of female flowers in early September. I've let 3 grow, and cut that first fruit off the vine to maximise the chance that these late arrivals will mature before the frosts arrive. Between them they're gaining 2 to 3 lbs a day so I might be lucky...
The plant has barely been touched by powdery mildew, despite other varieties nearby getting crippled by it, so it may be resistant.

Positive jeepit On Sep 24, 2010, jeepit from Trinidad, CO wrote:

We live on a very steep top ridge of a hot & dry rocky foothill in southern Colorado's Las Animas County at an elevation of over 7000 ft. We have extreme spring winds, not much rain, and very hot sun. Native plants are pinons and scrub oak. Our soil is alkaline with clay. We also haul all our water. We planted Galeux D Eysines Pumpkin in our vertical garden using landscape fabric to conserve water. The vines happily grew up their 6ft trellis and across. Each plant produced one very large & really cool squash. Each squash has no additional support except what the vine naturally provides. It's really something to see the huge squash up 5ft hanging on it's own.

Positive lgunders On Sep 9, 2010, lgunders from Denver, CO wrote:

It grew well this summer in Denver. So far it has resisted powdery mildew.

Positive ahaddock On Nov 17, 2008, ahaddock from Thousand Oaks, CA wrote:

To keep in theme with the previous reviewers: This is really cool looking squash, with all its warts and the orangey-pink color it gets. Very good eating; prepared it by steaming it as the other reviewer noted.

Positive girlndocs On Jan 28, 2007, girlndocs from Tacoma, WA wrote:

Produced a larger-than-basketball-sized squash for me, as well as two very small ones, despite fairly neglectful care. The squashes really are gorgeous, great texture on the outside and fantastically rich orange flesh inside, and the taste is full and good, not bland at all.

Planted next to a Cecile Brunner gone renegade, it climbed up into the rosebush and grew its fruits hanging down like some bizarre orchard species.

Keeps wonderfully because of the way it heals nicks and scratches by covering them over with warts!

Positive pajaritomt On Dec 12, 2006, pajaritomt from Los Alamos, NM (Zone 5a) wrote:

Galeux d'Eysiens thrives for me at 7,300 ft. It produces a fascinating warty squash of a beautiful creamy salmon color. It makes great decoration in the fall and has rich, delicious, bright orange flesh inside. It is a rather large, pumpkin-like squash and keeps very well, with its thick skin, yet it can be cut open with a large kitchen knife.
The flavor is wonderful and the texture is very smooth, not the least bit stringy. Galeux is delicious just steamed and buttered, but one of my friends made a squash soup of it that she is still exclaiming about.
Like all the squash I know it is happiest in bright sun with rich soil and plenty of water, but it is very rewarding to grow, cook, and decorate with.
Can be eating when warts ( corking) begin, even if that is before first frost. For me, keeps about 2 months in cool, dry storage.

Neutral Farmerdill On Jan 25, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

This flattened, round 10-15 lb fruit has a salmon-peach colored skin that is covered with large warts!


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

San Marcos, California
Thousand Oaks, California
Denver, Colorado
Trinidad, Colorado
Sandpoint, Idaho
Blair, Nebraska
Los Alamos, New Mexico
Charlotte, North Carolina
Columbus, Ohio
Eugene, Oregon
Tacoma, Washington

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