The Cucurbitaceae plant family contains nearly 975 species including pumpkins, zucchinis, squashes, cucumbers, watermelons, muskmelons, and gourds.If these plants are all grouped together, then how do they stand out from each other?
What Is the Difference Between a Melon and a Gourd? Most melons and gourds grow with sprawling vines and have yellow flowers (except for bottle gourds). But many of their features are quite different including shape, use, and nutritional value. Gourds typically fall under 2 genera: Cucurbita and Lagenaria. Melons, on the other hand, fall under the Citrullus and Cucumis.
Differences Between Cucumber and Pumpkin There are some difference between a cucumber and a pumpkin such as their appearance, nutritional value, growth rate, and shelf life and storage
Differences Between Cucumber and Zucchini There are some difference between a cucumber and a zucchini such as their appearance, seeds, nutritional value, uses, growth rate, and shelf life.
The main differences between melons and gourds are in their general edibility and uses. While most melons are edible, not all gourds are edible. Both gourds and melons can also vary quite drastically in shape and appearance from one another despite belonging to the same plant family.