Um, so, I've heard the stories of squash mutation, but now I see the the evidence and believe. I did plant muskmelon, aka cantaloupe. I did not plant acorn squash. I did plant cucumbers, heirloom zucchini, and yellow summer squash. So what the freak is this?! When I sliced it open, it smelled like cantaloupe with the texture of zucchini and the shape (obviously) of acorn squash. Is this proof of squash's infamous habit of cross-pollination? Or is this some marvelous fruit squash that I planted unconsciously, perhaps in my sleep? Can anyone solve this garden mystery for me?


  1. oh my goodness, that is completely weird. i don't think it's possible for cucumbers and pumpkins to cross, but i once had a freakish orange squash-like thing from a cucumber plant that was growing next to pumpkins. i called it a "pukin" (long "u"). have you tasted this thing? what's it like?

  2. It tasted a bit like a cantaloupe, but not nearly as sweet. Again, the texture was that of a squash, but more a summer squash than a more fiber-ous cool-weather squash.

  3. I can't give you any info on the squash. But, would love to hear if the chickens are still producing some eggs. We are missing our home produced eggs very much.