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mystery vine. yellow flowers. tiny melons

Posted by auntiem79 central (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 27, 14 at 19:45

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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RE: mystery vine. yellow flowers. tiny melons

Queen Anne's Pocket Melon?


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RE: mystery vine. yellow flowers. tiny melons

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.


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RE: mystery vine. yellow flowers. tiny melons

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.


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RE: mystery vine. yellow flowers. tiny melons

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


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RE: mystery vine. yellow flowers. tiny melons

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


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RE: mystery vine. yellow flowers. tiny melons

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?


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RE: mystery vine. yellow flowers. tiny melons

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


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