Tuesday, September 5, 2023

What is it?

By Tim Gamble 

A volunteer plant is growing beside my back porch. The vine and leaves remind me of a watermelon plant (which I originally thought it was), but the fruit looks more like a zucchini (but not exactly). The fruit is smooth, not rough barbs like on cucumbers. Look though the photos and tell me what you think it is. Just click to enlarge the photos. Thank you! 

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  1. Looks like a Winter Melon.

    1. I looked up photos of Winter Melons based on your suggestion. The fruit does look a lot like Winter melon, and the vine/leaves are similar to the photos I found, except maybe mine is a little more deeply segmented. Could easily be some variety of Winter Melon. Thanks for the suggestion.


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