Got it from the local co-op, no idea what it is! I assume it's some sort of squash. It's about the size of a medium-large orange.

some sort of squash. It's about the size of a medium-large orange

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    That looks an awful lot like a honeydew melon, though it could be some sort of hybrid. It's hard to definitively identify without seeing the flesh, as the skin is basically identical to a honeydew. Jul 29, 2013 at 5:17
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    How does it look on the inside ... and what are the taste and texture like? It could be a very young squash/pumpkin of many varieties ... but it is hard to say from the picture. Jul 29, 2013 at 9:13
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    Looks like some kind of heirloom zucchini. Jul 29, 2013 at 10:50
  • Sorry guys, was trying to figure out what it was before I cut it up so I could plan out recipes. Heirloom zucchini seems to be it -- it did come side by side with another zucchini.
    – Sherwin Yu
    Jul 29, 2013 at 13:04

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That's a cue ball zucchini.

It's similar to a one ball zucchini (yellow), and an eight ball zucchini (dark green, almost black). All of them are round and great squashes to stuff and roast. Hope you enjoyed it!


The fruit from the Cucurbit family (pumpkins, squash, zucchini, melons, gourds etc) are all very good at cross pollinating. This will create some very strange fruits.

I have accidentally grown all kinds of odd things. I would imagine that they are more common at markets & places where people sell produce grown on smaller (than commercial scale production) plots or gardens. This is because proximity is a contributing factor with wind & insect pollination.

I don't recognise this particular one but it could easily be hybrid. Was it the only one of its type or was there a whole crate of them?

  • There was only one in the crate. I've of course long cut it up and cooked it, but thanks for the response!
    – Sherwin Yu
    Aug 8, 2013 at 14:36

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