What is this plant? Mini watermelons? - Knowledgebase Question

Cankton Louisiana
Question by Mkdc1988
August 30, 2017
Please help these mini watermelons won't get quite as big as a base ball cut one of them open has a cumcumber watermelon smell what fruit and plant is this? Are they edible?
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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
Answer from Weedwhacker
August 30, 2017


I believe it is what is known as a "pocket melon" -- Wild Muskmelon (Cucumis melo var. dudaim)

Click on the above link to compare to the photos there.

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