Everywhere I read it says that cucumbers and pumpkins cannot cross breed, yet I have had an interesting experience that I can't explain in my garden. I planted two different kinds of pumpkin in a spot right beside slicing cucumbers. For the longest time no cucumbers grew at all, until about a month ago I noticed three or four weird looking pumpkins, or so I thought, growing
on the cucumber vines. The biggest is the size of a very large eggplant, oval in shape, with the markings of a pumpkin. When I sliced it open, it looked exactly like a cucumber on the inside but it wasn't juicy at all. It had cucumber seeds
though, which when eaten tasted exactly like pumpkin seeds
. The flesh of the cucumber was very woody, but sweet.
Anyway, I call them "pumpcumbers" and I gave my son one to take to school, along with slices from another one. Everyone was amazed.
It sure looks like a cross breed to me!