Is kiwano capable of hybridizing with say, cucumbers or honeydew melons? I have some kiwanos flowering, but no similar plants are available so I am just curious for future reference--I would be interested to see what a hybrid of that looked like. I am a novice gardener--do plants have to be within the same genus or family to be capable of hybridizing? I would assume most plants in the same genus would be capable, but say I wanted to cross a Kiwano with say a pumpkin. So that would be plants from cucumis and cucurbita genuses. Would that work? Will the fruit that has received pollen from a different parent plant display characteristics of both parents, or will I have to wait for seeds from that fruit to be grown to maturity?