What is this plant?

awed(6)August 4, 2012

Hi,

I have been seed saving when I eat fruit and vegetables. And sometimes I put seeds on pots. I wonder if this is watermelon that I planted?

It started growing a couple of weeks ago.

If it is, how big a pot do these need to produce fruit?

Thanks for any info.

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ediblelandscaping.sc(7b-8)

got any other pics, it can be a fig tree, a melon, a squash, or an empress tree. how old is it?

    Bookmark   August 4, 2012 at 4:52AM
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ltilton

Not a watermelon, looks kindof like a bush squash.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2012 at 9:28AM
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grow_darnit

I agree, not a watermelon. Looks like a melon of some sort or a gourd.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2012 at 11:17AM
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denninmi(8a)

Some kind of Cucurbit, squash or pumpkin.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2012 at 1:21PM
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larry_gene

You might be stuck with that smallish pot--those vine-vegetable types of plants do not like transplanting.

Besides the size of the pot, the plant needs to develop both male and female flowers at the same time and may need hand-pollination unless there are bees about. Then it will be so late in the season the plant will need to be in a warm room with lots of light.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2012 at 11:35PM
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awed(6)

Thanks for all the replies! It may well be some kind of gourd I planted. There was a neat one I found at the farmer's market (it tasted like cucumber to me when I ate some raw). I planted some of those seeds in one pot.

I actually did transplant the entire smaller pot into a larger pot. But it's still a fairly small pot. We will see if it moves into the larger pot with its roots. Nice to look at at least.

I took a few more photos.

I don't know when this plant started sprouting, but the big-leaf growth has been within the last two weeks, in Western NY (so, late July).

Maybe I will be able to share more info as it grows bigger.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2012 at 1:53AM
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awed(6)

And here is one more of the flowers that are growing:

    Bookmark   August 5, 2012 at 1:54AM
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awed(6)

Hmm, the images are small here. Here is the full size one:

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   August 5, 2012 at 1:57AM
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ediblelandscaping.sc(7b-8)

a Cucurbit for sure

    Bookmark   August 5, 2012 at 2:30AM
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awed(6)

Thanks. This might have been something like the gourd I'm thinking of:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-f3gxBAO4crM/TkNHbuF3XxI/AAAAAAAAFuQ/nhNfin3xat4/s1600/P8100065.JPG

This page is nice, but I haven't read it fully, if anyone is interested in cucurbits:

http://athinkingstomach.blogspot.com/2011/08/cucurbit-sex.html

    Bookmark   August 5, 2012 at 2:41AM
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