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Q.Quay (spelling?) has anyone but me ever heard of it?

kittyhash added on May 2, 2011 | Answered

I am trying to find information on a vegetable my aunt grew 30 years or more ago. I know it only by the name quay. That may not be how it is spelled. It looks like a cross between a cucumber and a squash–long, round, the outside is ribbed, and green. The inside looks similar to a cucumber. No one outside my family has ever heard of it, and the generation who grew it is gone. All of us kids, now adults, only know it by the name quay, not sure of the spelling. We want to grow some but have been unsuccessful in finding anything about it. My aunt lived and grew it for many years in Midland, Texas. Thanks in advance for any help you might can provide.

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Answered on May 8, 2011

Sounds a little like bitter melon. Here is a picture: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gariwerd/505268166/

There is a chinese vegetable called a Mo Qua. It does not quite fit teh description of what you are looking for, but might be related: http://chinesefood.about.com/od/vegetablesrecipes/ig/Chinese-Vegetables-Pictures/Fuzzy_Melon_Photo.htm

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