LOL Thanks GreyGardener
Just great timing... I was given some seeds last week to prepare for planting.. they are now in fridge being kept cold for 3 months before planting.
BUT I had to go back and find the vid I downloaded to get the name which i forgot. knew it wasnt Camelia but that was stuck in my mind for --- what reason I dont know - So now I have put the Name Magnolia on the plastic container with the seeds....
It was fun hunting down the name, feeling stupid the whole time...
Thanks that was a great exercise in getting my brain to work
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Here's another poser for anyone to have a go at.
I have had this plant self seed in my garden and I thought it came from my compost.
It looks similar to an apple cucumber of sorts, but the only cucumbers I plant are the normal, round white/yellow apple or the Lebanese variety.
It's much like a mini watermelon.
The vine is trailing all over the garden bed, and the fruit is oval, and about 10 cms long.
I checked with Plantsnap and they came back with Melothria scabra, which are Mexican sour gherkins (cucamelon) and they only grow to grape size, so that's not them. I was hoping some of the members may know what they are or maybe grown them before.
Closest thing on Google I can find is maybe Richmond Green Apple Cucumber. I've never grown that variety and it is an heirloom plant.
Below is the vine and fruit that I have grown, it only has the one fruit on the vine.
The other thing I thought of, was that it grew right beside one of the chillies I planted, from a nursery supplier in Rupanyup, so the seed may have been in the mix.
Below is the Richmond Green Apple Cucumber
Just wanted to let you know that I've moved your post to this discussion so it's more visible to other Workshop members. Hopefully someone in the community will be able to help solve your mystery. Perhaps one of our keen gardeners like @greygardener, @QuailFlock, @Adam_W or @CathM.
Hi. Certainly in the Cucurbit family which includes cucumbers and watermelons. Many of them do look the same from the outside. I thought it might be an apple cucumber of some sort. The heirloom one you mentioned - Richmond Green Apple - is probably a good bet. Most members of this family will readily self-seed.
Probably only way to be sure is to cut it open and see. if it's white it'll be a cucumber if it's yellow or red it'll be a watermelon. Either way - nothing ventured nothing gained.
I think if you have other flowers you'll get more fruit. Just keep the water up to it.