Cross Polination of Cucumbers, Squash and Cantaloupes - Knowledgebase Question

Odessa, TX
Question by parduesvideo
April 26, 1999
Is it true that cucumbers, squash, and cantaloupes will cross if planted to close together?


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Answer from NGA
April 26, 1999

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This is absolutely untrue. Only cucumbers can pollinate cucumbers, only cantaloupes can pollinate cantaloupes, and only squash can pollinate squash. And, any given type of squash can only pollinate certain other types of squash.

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