6th October 2019


Are squash and melons related?

Gourd Family (Cucurbitaceae) Assorted melons & squash: A. Pumpkin, B. Watermelon, C. Crenshaw Melon, D. Cantaloupe, E. Honeydew Melon, F. Spaghetti Squash. The squash and pumpkin are varieties of Cucurbita pepo, while the melons & canteloupe are varieties of Cucumis melo.

Beside this, can you grow pumpkins and squash together?

While cross-pollination is possible among some cucurbits, it can occur only within the same species. Because pumpkin and squash are part of the same species, Cucurbita pepo, they may cross-pollinate if planted close to each other. However, the fruit quality of the current season's harvest is not typically affected.

What grows well with melons?

Melons are one of the most compatible plants in the garden and do well when planted with peas, pole beans, bush beans, onions, leeks, chives, and garlic. Cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, kale, okra, spinach, sunflowers, lettuce, and Brussels sprouts also flourish in the companionship of melons.

Can a cucumber cross pollinate with a cantaloupe?

Both are annual cucurbit vines, but cucumber vines produce long, green slender fruit, while cantaloupes are netted-skin melons with salmon-colored flesh. Because both vines are in the cucurbit family, gardeners often believe the two can cross-pollinate, but this is not true.
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