Cucumbers

Could someone please give me some info on what is going on here, I bought a pack of a few cucumber seeds I dont have the packaging anymore, but have grown cucumbers in previous years with no problems. This time they have been growing ball type fruit, of which I removed the first few as I thought they had not been properly pollenated, continued to pollinate myself and eventually the bees came to help. The internet hasn't been much help and people I ask all try to tell me they're melons etc, but I know I bought cucumber seeds. Any help will be appreciated. 
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  • steephillsteephill Posts: 939
    Looks like Eight Ball F1 courgettes. If you didn't buy them deliberately then it is a mix up at the seed seller.

  • NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen SpainPosts: 2,504
    Yes, agree, definitely a round courgette!
  • SkandiSkandi Northern DenmarkPosts: 615
    Yes that is neither a melon nor a cucumber. I agree it's some type of courgette.
  • purplerallimpurplerallim LincolnshirePosts: 2,076
    Last year bought yellow courgettes and they turned out to be yellow squash, but both had the same name.
  • HouseFinchHouseFinch British Columbia, Canada (Zone 5)Posts: 276
    I have been pruning back my pumpkins today, and sorry to tell you, but....those look a lot like pumpkins....Is it possible you had any seed in your compost?
  • HouseFinchHouseFinch British Columbia, Canada (Zone 5)Posts: 276
    Developing pumpkin:Developing cucumber (leaves are much smaller and have a very different shape from pumpkin)
  • HouseFinchHouseFinch British Columbia, Canada (Zone 5)Posts: 276
    Courgette Leaves are very different than pumpkin. The developing courgette looks a lot thinner/smaller and more green than a developing pumpkin. Sorry I don't have any at the moment, just unopened flowers.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 56,279
    I find that different courgette varieties can have quite different leaf shapes.
    Yours @HouseFinch are quite ‘finely cut’ but mine (taken this morning as the sun came up) are more like those in the OP’s post


    Mine are the variety ‘Romanesco’.
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  • NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen SpainPosts: 2,504
    I’ve never grown pumpkins but aren’t they vines with curly tendrils to cling on? Can’t see any of those on the OP’s photo, so still think it’s a courgette. Doesn’t really matter tho, as either way, it’s not a cucumber!
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 56,279
    Whatever it is I’d try cooking and eating it. If it’s a courgette it’s turning into a marrow 😂 
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