This article announcing the accidental cross (abomination!) of cucumbers and cantaloupes caused me to run out to my garden and ensure that I hadn't also produced a freak of nature. My cucumbers are starting to produce but my cantaloupe is behind so I am safe. Here are two sample cucumbers from the garden, the yellow one was very overripe because it was hidden behind foliage and left on the vine to long. The green (hopefully perfectly ripe) one is almost 18 inches long (as shown by the included 18 inch ruler).
tags: gardening, Delaware, cucumber, cantaloupe, cuculoupe