Specialty pumpkins: Peanut Pumpkin (Galeux d’Eysines)
Galeux d’ Eysines pumpkins are medium in size and is round, squat, and flat on the top and the bottom. The skin is salmon-peach colored and covered in peanut-shell like protrusions. When maturing, the sugars in the flesh leech through the skin and this process is what causes the unique swelling, or wart-like bumps. As the sugar content grows, the more nodes appear on the outside of the squash and the sweeter the squash will become. More peanuts mean for a sweeter pumpkin! The firm flesh is bright orange and moist with a medium-sized seed cavity free from the fibrous strings found in many other squash varieties. When cooked, Galeux d’ Eysines squash has a smooth, velvety texture and a sweet flavor reminiscent of sweet potato and apple.