Asked August 5, 2019, 8:39 PM EDT

In our garden where we thought we had planted cantaloupe, next to cucumbers - we have grown something, but we don’t know what it is. So far when we cut one the inside was green. Here are 2 pictures, one from a couple of weeks ago and one from now. Can you guess what it is and how we should know when it is ripe?

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1 Response

It's possible this is an immature banana melon:

Melons are notorious for crossing with other melons or plants in that family, such as gourds, squash, etc. If you saved seeds from a fruit, this may be a cross.

If you purchased seeds or a transplant, this may merely be a mix-up. It happens.