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Melon? Pumpkin? Or??

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Melon? Pumpkin? Or??

This plant grows from the compost. The leaves is some type of cucurbits, with smaller leaves than the Japs but larger than the cucumbers. The fruit is washed white in color, no strips.

What is it?IMG_20170226_100831.jpg

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Re: Melon? Pumpkin? Or??

Here are a photo of the plants.IMG_20170226_100842.jpg

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Re: Melon? Pumpkin? Or??

It looks like a marrow.

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Re: Melon? Pumpkin? Or??

@QuailFlock

 

Deb reckons it could be a variety of squash (maybe) just because of how the stalks clump.  Pumpkin and melons don't do this.

 

Let us know when you chop it up.

 

Cheers'n'beers

Daryl

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Re: Melon? Pumpkin? Or??

Thanks @darylhewston, Deb and @CathD. May be I will wait till the plant die off to harvest it to solve the mystery.
Will keep everyone update.
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Re: Melon? Pumpkin? Or??

How big is it?

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Re: Melon? Pumpkin? Or??

With last week's hot weather, it grew to over 25cm.... I think it's a pumpkin of some sort.

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Re: Melon? Pumpkin? Or??

Hi @QuailFlock,

 

Has the mystery now been solved?

 

Jason

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Re: Melon? Pumpkin? Or??

Not yet Jas. I picked the fruit two weeks ago and I am treating it as a pumpkin.
So it is now sitting at the laundry bench for another 2 weeks before I cut it open to reveal the answer! :smile:
Will update in 2 weeks. Very exciting!!
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IMG_20170514_124021.jpg IMG_20170514_160257.jpg

It turns out to be a sharkfin melon! Surprise surprise!!

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