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D-Grower

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Any idea what this melon/cucumber is???
« on: July 13, 2021, 02:59:02 PM »
These things popped up randomly in commercial compost that I had bought. Definitely cucumber or melon like look to them. Maybe lightly sweet to taste but more lije a cucumber flavor wise. Guess its not poisonous since I ate some without issues lol...what are these???











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Re: Any idea what this melon/cucumber is???
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2021, 02:59:43 PM »
Didnt mean to put the first mint pic in there...
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Re: Any idea what this melon/cucumber is???
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2021, 03:05:31 PM »
Maybe a vine peach?

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Re: Any idea what this melon/cucumber is???
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2021, 03:15:27 PM »
Thats what I was thinking but ive never grown it exclusively before so wasnt sure.
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Re: Any idea what this melon/cucumber is???
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2021, 03:44:46 PM »
Pics of the vine peach online look pretty similar other than maybe a bit more elongated than mine. Though im sure there are many morphologies. I'll have to cut one cross sectioned to see how the seeds are arranged. Cut the one in the pic length wise not width wise. Figure that vine peach is likely what they are. Anyone else have ideas too though?
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Re: Any idea what this melon/cucumber is???
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2021, 06:41:12 PM »
Lemon cucumber?  Leaves seem too rounded though.  Hmm.

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Re: Any idea what this melon/cucumber is???
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2021, 11:04:54 AM »
These are a native plant that grows wild. I forget what it is called Racoon Melons or something like that someone told me once. They are generally considered only good for wildlife to eat. They are related to watermelons like the wild cousin. There is also a tomato like plant with tiny not very good fruits which is like the wild ancestor of the domesticated tomato. They are native to Mexico but I saw one growing wild in Florida before (the tomato ones are native to Mexico, I think the melons are native to North America but I'm not sure).

 

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