Galeux d’Eysines squash (aka Peanut Pumpkin) is flattened, with slight ribbing, and a yellow-coloured rind ripening to a salmon colour. Peanut-sized swellings (“warts”) grow on the skin, making it so ugly it’s beautiful in a way.
It will weigh 4 1/2 to 11 kg (10 to 25 pounds.) Inside, it has sweet, orange flesh.
It is best harvested before surface is entirely covered in warts.
Vine-type plant; 90 to 100 days from seed.
Does not store well.
Galeux d’Eysines squash was noted in writing in 1885 in “Les Plantes Potagères” by Vilmorin-Andrieux.
It was introduced into America by squash enthusiast Amy Goldman, who came across it in 1996 at a pumpkin fair held at Tranzault, France.