Plant ID forum: Mystery cucerbit

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Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
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Anderwood
Oct 3, 2014 9:26 PM CST

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It started out looking like a zuchinni but it was on long vines. Very prolific.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Oct 5, 2014 5:50 AM CST

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I've never seen one like that before.
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Oct 5, 2014 6:20 AM CST
If you leave zucchini to grow they can be large, there's a photo of a yellow one on this link ..

http://www.createfamilyconnections.com/blog/2012/8/2/today-i...

Did you grow zucchini?
Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
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Anderwood
Oct 6, 2014 9:20 PM CST
Looks like it might be that @Jrsbugs. Squirrels must have planted it. But it was on a long vine. Are there zukes that wander all over? Thanks!
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JRsbugs
Oct 7, 2014 3:50 AM CST
Some vines do grow very long, some are bred to be more compact. Growing conditions can make them grow longer if they get a lot of shade. Some good info ..

http://www.botgard.ucla.edu/html/botanytextbooks/economicbot...
Name: Judy
Simpsonville SC (Zone 7b)
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SCButtercup
Oct 7, 2014 4:07 AM CST
What color are the seeds? If they are dark I would guess luffa. Which is edible when young but if left on vine to dry it becomes fibrous inside; soak and peel off skin and. It's a bath sponge.
Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
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Anderwood
Oct 7, 2014 4:37 AM CST
I did plant luffas.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Oct 7, 2014 6:59 AM CST

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Luffas go directly from green to brown. I've never seen one yellow.

Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Oct 10, 2014 8:15 PM CST
Could it be a Delicata? I just came from the grocery store - when I saw the Delicata I thought it looked like your mystery.
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