todd71gs
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cucumber melon ball

Hi I am a newby my wife and i started a garden this summer ,we purchased some stock that was already going at a local nursery.we bought what we thought was cucumber plants, but turns out that they are a cucumber melon ball .we are looking for info on these and haven't had any luck not even where we purchased them the plants are producing roundish type fruit a little bigger than a golf ball .we would like to know when to pick ? thanks todd

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Todd,

Could these be Lemon Cucumber? If they are, edible at all stages. I wouldn't let them get any bigger than a hand ball.

Eric

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Maybe this will help? These are lemon cucumbers.
[img]https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v512/bluefreak77/2004-08-26Garden/1c4b.jpg[/img]

[img]https://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f324/32bantam/Fishing%20and%20Garden/7-14-11013.jpg[/img]

These aren't my pics but I am growing them for the first time this year.

todd71gs
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same size wrong color they look like a green melon

DoubleDogFarm
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Now you make them sound like Sour Gherkin.

https://www.territorialseed.com/product/7232/292


Eric

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May be Eric, you are way more experienced than I am, but I was thinking maybe a second generation cross between slicer and lemon. What are the possibilities if any of that?

TZ -OH6
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Lemon cucumber is light green like a honeydew when small golfball sized.

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