SOLVED: vegetable id

West Babylon, NY

This was growing where I had cucumbers last year, and so I assumed this was cucumber. It's much thicker than last year's and any cucumber I've seen before.

The last pic is a pumpkin plant, put in by mistake

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Richmond, TX

What else did you grow near there? It might be a hybrid.

West Babylon, NY

Thanks for your response. I don't remember growing anything related last year. I let a pumpkin rot in the ground two years ago and found a pumpkin plant growing in the lawn. I moved it and it's starting to produce flowers now. They aren't near each other. I don't even know when this vegetable is ready to eat!

Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA(Zone 7b)

As porkpal said it's a hybrid cucumber. Cucumbers can't cross with their cucurbit relatives such as pumpkins, squash or melons but pollen from another type can travel long distances.

I gave a friend Sumter cucumber seed, a pickling type, last year and he also grew lemon cukes, a small yellow/green ball type. He has a plant with lemon colored pickling cukes this year and gave me one to try.

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West Babylon, NY

Wow, that is fascinating. I have many, many bees in my garden. I wonder ho to tell when it's ready to eat.

West Babylon, NY

The texture of the skin has changed. This is how it looks now.

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Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA(Zone 7b)

Hmm, a melon of some kind.

West Babylon, NY

It's looking more like a cantaloupe. I didn't realize and find it very interesting that cantaloupes start out smooth. The original picture is from 6 days ago, and that's how quick the texture of the skin changed. I also didn't expect that a cantaloupe would be so oval. Anyone else's input would be appreciated.

Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA(Zone 7b)

Google "netted melons" to see if there is one that most resembles yours. Cantaloupe is a good guess.

West Babylon, NY

I compared to a store bought cantaloupe and it's definitely more oval, and actually has more of a textured netting than the store bought. I'm going to wait until it comes off easily from the vine before i cut open.

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