Is this West Indian Gherkin?

audrey_gwOctober 24, 2010

These "fruits" were taken from another plant that was included in the tropical mix. As it looked more like a vegetable than an ornamental, I put it in the vegetable garden and forgot about it--until we found these peculiar looking fruits on the dead vine in the fall. As they smelled like cucumber, I started looking up curcumis types. This does look similar to some photos I saw of curcumis anguria (West Indian gherkin), but more spiny than others. Of course, it's more than likely that the fruits should have been picked before they got this prickly! Can anybody tell me for sure?

Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Curry Tree Fruits
Murraya koenigii, aybody ever harvest the seeds from...
Eggo
Looking for wax jambu , Star fruit and Barbados cherry cuttings
Looking to purchase Wax Jambu (Black Pearl) Star fruit...
poetie
Anyone know a source for Wercklea ferox? (picture)
Saw this at the Dallas arboretum a few weeks ago and...
davissue_zone9
Absolutely HORRIBLE!!!
Absolutely HORRIBLE!!! DO NOT POST ANY QUESTIONS OR...
siegel2
Sapodilla
I have a grafted Alano sapodilla in the ground that...
racor_2006
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™