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help with this miniature cucumber
« on: July 14, 2020, 01:32:04 PM »
At least I THINK it is a cucumber ... this vine mysteriously appeared on my fence, these mini cukes?? are delicious.

Can anyone tell me what it is?

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Re: help with this miniature cucumber
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2020, 01:32:35 PM »

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Re: help with this miniature cucumber
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2020, 05:59:49 PM »
You have a wild thing! That is Melothria pendula, or creeping cucmber.  A great edible weed. At least, some folks say it is edible, others say it is poisonous. I have eaten them and am still here, but I wouldnt eat a gallon of them, just in case.
May be invasive...

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Re: help with this miniature cucumber
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2020, 09:57:06 PM »
Thanks Carolyn
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Re: help with this miniature cucumber
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2020, 03:03:03 AM »
They a considered a Laxative if you eat them when they mature to their black color. So donít eat those. Other then that, they are delicious. I tried growing their tropical cousins from seeds Melothria Scabra. But so far never got them to fruit. Maybe someday. Vines look identical except the fruit look like miniature watermelons on the outside and mature to a yellow instead of black.

 

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