What is this vegitable?

Asked July 31, 2018, 7:47 PM EDT

This plant came naturally from the ground. Last year I planted Zucchini and cucumber in the area. The fruit is harder than a Zucchini and is football shaped. Its inside smell like a cucumber.
Do you know what this is???

Clackamas County Oregon fruits and vegetables horticulture

1 Response

This appears to be a form of winter squash. The color suggests acorn and after a bit of research I did find a variety called 'table queen' that is more football shaped than acorn shaped. Winter squashes can be distinguished from summer squashes by their hard skin, which adds to their shelf life.