watermelon or pumpkin?

samekid480(6)August 6, 2007

I'm not sure what this is, looks like a watermelon on the outside (thought it was) but, looks like a pumpkin on the inside. :Do you think they cross pollinated? I planted watermelon, pumpkin and cantelope kind of close together.

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weirdtrev

Watermelon and pumpkin can't cross pollinate. It is probably just an immature watermelon.

    Bookmark   May 21, 2009 at 11:41AM
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calliope(6)

Even if they could cross-pollinate, the fruit will always look like the plant from which it arose. The seeds inside the fruit would be genetically different, not the capsule in which the seeds are contained. If you would plant sweet green peppers next to jalapeno hot peppers, the fruit on your green pepper plant would look like a green pepper. The seeds might be hotter than hades, but the fruit would not be affected. Now, if you went on to plant the seeds from that cross, that might be a different story. But, weirdtrev is right, watermelon and pumpkins don't cross.

    Bookmark   June 23, 2009 at 10:50PM
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