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. – OmniaFaciat Jul 29 '13 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. – Martin Turjak Jul 29 '13 at 9:13
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    Looks like some kind of heirloom zucchini. – James McLeod Jul 29 '13 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 '13 at 13:04

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!

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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?

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  • 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 '13 at 14:36

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