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Milberger's Nursery and Landscaping
3920 North Loop 1604 E.
San Antonio, TX 78247

Open 9 to 6 Mon. through Sat.
and 10 to 5 on Sun.

Three exits east of 281, inside of 1604
Next to the Diamond Shamrock station
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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.