mystery vine. yellow flowers. tiny melons

auntiem79July 27, 2014

I have a vine that I originally thought was watermelon growing from my seeds from last year. The flowers look like little yellow watermelon flowers. The little melons began as tiny striped green melons. Now they have changed color to bright orange. I posted a picture. Any ideas what is growing on my fence?

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jaynine

Queen Anne's Pocket Melon?

    Bookmark   July 27, 2014 at 7:53PM
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auntiem79

I was thinking that might be it. I'm just not sure how a plum granny got there. They are maybe an inch in diameter. I don't think they are getting bigger now that they changed colors.

    Bookmark   July 27, 2014 at 7:59PM
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phoenix7801

Ibervillea lindheimeri aka Balsam gourd. They're in the cucurbit family so you're not far off. If you think the vine is cool you should see the size of the tuberous roots they have.

    Bookmark   July 28, 2014 at 2:00AM
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auntiem79

That's it!!!!! You are super awesome! Thank you so much!

    Bookmark   July 28, 2014 at 11:35AM
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auntiem79

It's too pretty. I have to let it grow. Now I'll have my red snailseed and weird bright orange balsam gourds.

    Bookmark   July 28, 2014 at 12:00PM
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houstontexas123(z9a)

ive a cucumber looking vine that popped up a few weeks ago.

looks like the same fruit as yours. but the leaves and flowers arent the same.

any ideas on this one?

    Bookmark   August 2, 2014 at 9:13PM
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MKull(8 SATX)

houston, I believe yours is a muskmelon.
Cucumis melo var. dudaim

    Bookmark   August 3, 2014 at 1:10PM
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