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Q.A Melon Or A Pumpkin

Zone South Wales | Suemay added on August 10, 2020 | Answered

Hi please can you tell me what this is. I planted it from a Melon seed but a fellow ALLOTMENTEE has told me it’s a pumpkin.

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Answered on August 12, 2020

It is, certainly, more closely related to a gourd than a melon. Open pollination can produce some pretty wild offspring, and it will be very difficult to say what it is with certainty.

Luckily, there are no toxic gourds. Tasting and cooking will be the only way to know how palatable it is.

I would treat this, more, like a pumpkin. This article will help:


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