(Cucurbita maxima) (aka Galeuse d’Eysines, Courge Brodée Galeuse)
A French heirloom squash from the Bordeaux
region; noted in Vilmorin’s Les Plantes Potageres
(1883). Seed carried by La Ferme de Ste. Marthe and
collected by SSE member Amy Goldman at the 1996
Tranzault Pumpkin Festival. Attains weights of 10-20
pounds. Best used for beautiful table centerpieces or
eaten in stews and soups. Harvest squashes slightly
immature as they tend to crack. 90 days.
SEEDS TO HILL
To 3-4 Plants
Green Thumb Tip Sow seeds outdoors in 12" diameter hills after
danger of frost has passed. Hills should be spaced
6' apart in all directions. Can also be started indoors
3 weeks before transplanting out.
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