Squash Plants

Cross Pollination of Melons and Squash


Anonymous added on August 19, 2015 | Answered

I've read your comments on cross pollination and still would like a little clarification. I have many squash-like volunteer plants in my garden. I collect compost from some people who don't compost, so I'm not entirely sure what seeds I may be getting! It seems that it's likely from what I've read here, that melons and squash will cross pollinate, and that means I could very well have useless fruit in my garden. Would that be correct? Thanks!


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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on August 22, 2015

Yes, you are correct, you may not have any fruit that forms an edible fruit.

You also could be pleasantly surprised!

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