is this a lemon cucumber?

Chino Valley, AZ

I planted lemon cucumbers by seed, and this is what I got: not round or yellow. It is about 5 inches long and growing! I have not tried them yet.
I have lots of them! Does anyone know what this is?

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Central, TX(Zone 8b)

It looks like an immature lemon cuke - they do have strips and look like little gourds at this stage. If you purchased packaged seeds its extremely rare for them to be mislabeled.

Augusta, GA(Zone 8a)

Looks more like a squash of some type. But then I don't grow lemon cukes. No normal cuke will have the leaves and stem in your photo.

Irving, TX(Zone 8a)

It's a Squash !

Lexington, TN

I've grown Lemon Cukes for the last 2 years. This pic looks like it could be an immature cuke or a squash. The Lemon Cukes grown on a vine-there is a distinct difference from any squash plant I've ever grown. My vines were massive by this time last year (we planted later this year so they're only about 5 ft long right now). If this little guy is on a vine, then it's a cuke. If it's on a bushy type plant, then there is a good chance you just mixed up your seeds. The likely-hood of buying seeds that are mislabeled are slim to none

Magnolia, TX(Zone 8b)

the fruit looks like a cuke, the stems and plant look to be bush, not vine, squash vote here, just can't remember the type off hand as it isn't one I grow.

Efland, NC(Zone 7a)

Definitely not a cucumber. Most definitely not a Lemon Cucumber; I've grown those for years.

Squash vote here, too. I was thinking 8 Ball but it may be a bit too elongated for that one. Will be watching to see what it turns into, Linda.


Irving, TX(Zone 8a)

This is a young TATUME Squash. It looks really close to yours.
Older fruit will get more stripes.

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Magnolia, TX(Zone 8b)

K, Johnny's seeds shows a lighter color 8 ball type squash name Magda, but looking at Cousa Squash i find them to be a crossable variety of a zucchini- could you have planted greyzini's? and 8 balls and they crossed? Zukes are summer squash that if planted too close to anything else will become both types- I've seen my zucchinis and yellow summer squash do that and not follow form at all...

Augusta, GA(Zone 8a)

Magda is a long type mideastern zucchini. There are mid green round type zukes like Cue Ball and Geode. The old Tonda di Nizza/Round of Venice has similar shape and coloration although most likely it is a cross of some type.

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Fort Worth, TX(Zone 8a)

Definitely NOT a lemon cucumber!!

Here are a few pics of immature lemon cukes for you.

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Central, TX(Zone 8b)

Good point - don't jump to conclusions, take time to look at all parts of the plant - I humbly stand corrected...

Do let us know what it grows to be!

So.App.Mtns., United States(Zone 5b)

Wow, it looks a lot like my unidentified vegetable. Knowing the seeds I got (from Baker Creek) and planted in that area were: spaghetti squash, Red Kuri squash, and Chanterais melons, I still have no idea what this is...

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Efland, NC(Zone 7a)

Darius, I've grown spaghetti squash and yours is not it. Red Kuri is just that, red, somewhat green when very young turning to color soon after, and also has no stripes. I'd go with Charentais because of the subtle netting and the stripes (and color).

Shoe (hoping you get a melon!)

So.App.Mtns., United States(Zone 5b)

Shoe, my Red Kuri's started out very yellow, now are turning orange and eventually I'm sure they will be reddish. No mistaking them for anything else!

I'm hoping it's Charentais, even if there are just 2 of them!!

Efland, NC(Zone 7a)

Yay! Narrowing it down then.

I'm pulling for Charentais, too.


Magnolia, TX(Zone 8b)

Darius? That's a melon not squash, has vine tendrils, leaves of melon, gonna have to go find out what a Charantais is tho-

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