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Florence in the Pumpkin Patch

The weather was kind to the guys from Sand In Your Eye who came quite a distance to select and collect a wide range of the weird and wonderful pumpkins needed for their commissions.

Florence in the Pumpkin Patch
Florence in the Pumpkin Patch

The excitement of being in such a varied pumpkin patch all proved a bit too much for Florence who decided a little sit down in the afternoon sun was a better plan.

Really looking forward to seeing what Jamie and Claire produce for their clients and, hopefully, we will be adding a few pictures here in a week or so. Watch this space!

Galeux d’Eysines Pumpkins

galeux pumpkinWe have only got a few of these warty offerings for sale; I think they will appeal more to the pumpkin carvers who want to do something different but they are in fact one of the very best varieties for eating.

The salmon coloured skin develops peanut like nodes as the sugar content builds in the ripening process. The more bumps, the greater the sugar content and the sweeter the squash.

Galeux D’ Eysines squash has a sweet flavor, with a smooth velvety texture free from the fibrous strings predominant in many squash varieties. The bright orange flesh is nutty, sweet, firm making it perfect for pies, steaming, baking, roasting, soups and more.

Galeux d’Eysines are generally weigh in at between 5 and 10kg.

A Halloween lantern carved from a 'Galeux d’Eysines' Pumpkin
A Halloween lantern carved from a ‘Galeux d’Eysines’ Pumpkin