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Freaky Fruit

Freaky Fruit

Posted: Wednesday, August 20, 2008 3:33 pm

Freaky Fruit | orange cucumber
FREAKY FRUIT — Tina Roberts of Union City recently discovered an orange cucumber on her parents’ cucumber vine. She said Mary and Denson Newsom of Union City have picked green cucumbers off the same vine, but this was the only orange one. She said the only thing planted near the cucumber vine is a tomato plant. A University of Tennessee Extension expert said, more than likely, it is a mutation. Since it appeared on the same vine with other fruit that were fine, it probably had crossed-up with some other cucurbit and created this fruit. “It happens occasionally,” the expert said. Published in The Messenger 8.19.08

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