What is this fruit / veggie plant?

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  1. Consultant macrumors G5

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    This plant grew quickly to a few feet tall and began flowering for a few weeks. Until the leaves were trimmed the mystery fruit all went bad. Anyone know what it is?

    Speculations include honeydew, zucchini, or pumpkin. Doesn't seem to be watermelon due to lack of stripes?
     

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  2. soloer macrumors 6502a

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    Almost looks like spaghetti squash, though I've never seen one while still growing.
     
  3. Mousse macrumors 68000

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    From the leaves and flowers, it's definitely a squash. It looks sorta like a long squash. But like Luke Skywalker, it's a bit short for a long squash. My guess is that it's a Lebanese White Bush squash.
     
  4. Consultant thread starter macrumors G5

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    Thanks!

    GF said she cooked spaghetti squash before. Could be that its seeds from the compost.
     
  5. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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  6. Consultant thread starter macrumors G5

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    My GF puts everything organic into compost. We used the compost in the garden, and this plant grew unexpectedly.
     
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  9. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Can you make def jam with that??
     
  10. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Don't know, but I use Leopard.
     
  11. snberk103 macrumors 603

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    Used to happen to us all the time. For the same reason.. we dug our compost into a corner of the garden. One time I went out with a pail full of veggie peels, and come back with a pail full of (surprise!) potatoes.

    I vote for squash too.

    However, it maybe that they are not going to be "true" to form. That is to say...there are some fruits and veggies where the seed from that plant does not grow into exactly the same type for fruit/veggie. Heritage apples are one example. Plant the seeds from a heritage apple, and you will not get apple trees of the same variety. Squash may be similar.

    Luck.
     
  12. kettlecorn macrumors 6502

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    mos def
     
  13. Don't panic macrumors 603

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    pick the flowers (leave some on the plant!) and fry them in a batter.
    most delicious!
     
  14. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    We had the same luck with rhubarb.

    Couldn't kill it with a stick. It never quit.

    I never claimed to be hip. Hell, I'm not even elbow anymore. :(
     

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