Pumpkin 'Galeux D' Eysines'
If there was a poster girl for heirloom vegetables then GALEUX D'YSINES would have to be it, dating back to 1880. Pink orange skin is beautifully adorned with thick golden webbing reminiscent of antique brocade. Hailing from the Bordeaux region of France it is a popular pumpkin with rich orange flesh that is commonly used for soups.
Susceptible to fruit fly. Avoid growing in fruit fly areas. Plant TRIAMBLE or IRONBARK instead. Pumpkins are the easiest of the curcubits to grow, they are big feeders, so dig in plenty of well rotted manure where they are to grow. They germinate easily in warm soil, gardeners in cooler areas can start their seedlings in pots in a warm spot and plant out after risk of frost has passed. Pumpkins need plenty of water as they grow, mulch well to conserve moisture and eliminate weeds. Harvest pumpkins when the stalk attaching it to the vine turns woody and corky. Cut (not tear) the stalk from the plant. Never lift the pumpkin by this 'handle' as if it breaks off the pumpkin will go mouldy within days.