The Q&A Archives: Cross Pollination Of Vine Crop (citron)

Question: Can a Citron (Citrullus Lanatus v. citroides) cross with cucumbers, cantaloupe, winter squash or pumpkins? I know they can cross with watermelons, but I don't have any watermelons in my garden. I ask this because I have saved Citron seeds and sent them to a couple of people, but the plant they produce may be significantly different if they cross. I don't really want to start a horticultural disaster.

Answer: According to the chart at the following page your citron will cross with other citrons and with watermelons, but that's it. So it looks like you're in the clear!

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