Thought we planted cucumbers

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Date Photo Taken: 07/14/2013
Location: Chesapeake, va
Posted By: mhaye017


My mother in law thought she planted cucumbers, but this came in instead. The fruit/vegetable is fuzzy to the touch. The flowers are yellow.


  1. stone Flower Fanatic says:

    Looks like can’t elope…
    (muskmelon). They’re ripe when they ‘slip’ the stem…

    July 15th, 2013 at 9:35 am
  2. parityanimal Flower Fanatic says:

    Was she planting from purchased seed or trying to use seed from last year’s crop? That family of vine is notorious for cross breeding and if it is from last year’s crop, it could be a cucumber crossed with who knows what…

    July 15th, 2013 at 9:21 pm
  3. parityanimal Flower Fanatic says:

    Hmmm. Additional research on that actually indicates that cucumbers generally only cross pollinate with other varieties of cucumbers, so I’d have to go with stone and say she planted some kind of melon instead. Or it’s a very unusual cucumber!

    July 15th, 2013 at 9:27 pm

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