Is this a Jam Melon?

Get down and dirty growing your food...
minnie
Posts: 2700
Joined: Sat Mar 15, 2008 9:23 am
Location: Alice, West of Casino, NSW
Contact:

Is this a Jam Melon?

Postby minnie » Fri May 06, 2011 2:32 pm

I thought I had gramma pumpkins but realised once they grew they're nothing like a gramma, so this morning I noticed something had had a chew on this big one so I picked it.

I really have no idea what it is does anyone?

The leaves are big and like a normal curabit, and the flower was 'normal'...

Image

Here's where someone had a chew
Image

The size compared to a CD
Image

A couple of closeups - the inside isn't hard like a pumpkin and it seems more like a melon.
Image
Image

Mojojo
Posts: 501
Joined: Sun Nov 09, 2008 8:01 pm
Location: Perth and Donnybrook, WA

Re: Is this a Jam Melon?

Postby Mojojo » Fri May 06, 2011 10:28 pm

Hmmm, what a weird thing! I have no idea what it is...! I don't think its a jam melon, they look more like a white watermelon, (from what I remeber anyway) like this:
http://secrethippie.blogspot.com/2010/08/jam-melon-and-ginger-jam.html
~ Jo
_________________
Two roads diverged in a wood and I -
I took the one less travelled by,
And that has made all the difference.
~ Robert Frost

minnie
Posts: 2700
Joined: Sat Mar 15, 2008 9:23 am
Location: Alice, West of Casino, NSW
Contact:

Re: Is this a Jam Melon?

Postby minnie » Sat May 07, 2011 8:38 am

I wonder if it's a hybrid that's occurred naturally?

Weird... I don't want to do anything with them if they're not something we recognise.
:D
Vicki

Heidi
Posts: 582
Joined: Sun Aug 16, 2009 10:12 pm

Re: Is this a Jam Melon?

Postby Heidi » Sat May 07, 2011 8:40 am

Hi Vicki,
To me it does look like a cross between a gramma and some other curcurbit (spelling???!!!). I know that zuchinnis and pumpkins do cross pollinate sometimes, so....

how are you at making "grazinni pie"?

H

minnie
Posts: 2700
Joined: Sat Mar 15, 2008 9:23 am
Location: Alice, West of Casino, NSW
Contact:

Re: Is this a Jam Melon?

Postby minnie » Sat May 07, 2011 12:01 pm

Hi Heidi,

I know I had gramma seeds in the yard and zucchini, so it could well be grammzini, I'll get DH to taste it before deciding if I'll cook with it... just not sure...

All interesting that's for sure.
:D
Vicki


Return to “Aussie Gardening - Growing your own food”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron