It sprouted in April and I thought it was a canteloupe. It grew a single
stem with five or six sets of leaves until it was about a foot tall, and
then it made a group of buds right in the center in the top. The flowers
are deep cup shaped and lavender or pink, After it bloomed it made another
branch, which made a bud right in the middle in the top. It has now made
four branches, The entire plant is a foot tall and about three feet wide
all around. The two oldest branches bloomed a second time in early July
and each has set one fruit . The fruits lare medium green , about three
inches long right now, and are shaped sort of like dipping gourds except
that the STEM end is the bulbous end and the other end is long, narrow, and
curled. The leaves and stems are sticky and they smell.very bad.
Nobody around here (south Mississippi Zone 8) knows shat it is.