Question: My father and
I planted a garden. We were very suprised to discover that
we had planted the cucumbers and the cantalopes too close
together. Which gave us a ending result of a cucalope (cucumber
and Melon). I have some jpgs of the cucalope. I was just
intersted on how this accured and if it has accured before.
The overall taste on the fruit is really good, and the entire
fruit is edible even the exterior. Thank you for your time.
Answer: You are growing a crenshaw melon.
A cross between casaba and persian types popular in the
old days in the U.S. Still grown a bit in CA. Apparently
you had a crenshaw seed mixed in with your cantaloupe seed
that you planted. Planting cucumbers and melons too close
will not cause this.