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Mystery Weed grows a big fruit: What is it?

Posted by jerrykrinock San Jose, CA (My Page) on
Mon, Sep 26, 05 at 18:04

This spring, an interesting weed started to grow in a vacant pot. I let it go, and now have this big green cantaloup-sized thing. Does anyone know what it is?

Here is a link that might be useful: Picture of Mystery Fruit

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RE: Mystery Weed grows a big fruit: What is it?

Looks like it might be a Sugar Baby watermelon - Citrullus lanatus.

Here is a link that might be useful: Sugar Baby Watermelons

RE: Mystery Weed grows a big fruit: What is it?

LMAO! you ding dong, it is totally a watermelon!
Oh man if we could all have weed problems like that.
too funny!

RE: Mystery Weed grows a big fruit: What is it?

I attempted to post a follow-up yesterday but it looks like it didn't make it. Yes, I am a ding dong. After reading jerkymom's post I remembered that i HAD planted some Sugar Baby watermelon, but when I saw those light-green jagged leaves on the seedlings back in April I was sure that they were weeds and pulled them out, except this one. I always thought that melon seedlings had two rounded, dark green leaves. I should have been suspicious when it started catching powdery mildew. Oh well....that one watermelon was good; we'll get more next year. Thanks for the help; otherwise I might still be thinking that watermelons grow wild.

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