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CUCUMBER Armenian Snake

Cucumis melo

Stock: Available


Family: Cucurbitaceae

Characteristics: Annual creeping vine

Seed per packet: Approx 15

Introduced from Armenia to Italy in the1400s, this attractive crisp cucumber that stays sweet even when the fruit is large.

Thin skinned and dense flesh these cucumbers have few seeds and a pleasant mild flavour. Actually a melon with a taste like a cucumber it is burp less and easy to digest. Like the English cucumber, it doesn't need to be peeled or seeded.

It grows equally well on the ground or on a trellis. The fruit grows approximately 72-90 cm (30-36”) long but is most flavourful when it is 30-38 cm (12-15”) long.

Adaptable to most good garden soils that is well-drained in a sunny position; provide adequate food and water.

Tropical: Spring & Autumn
Temperate: Spring & Summer.
Cool climate: Late Spring & Summer

Sow: 1cm deep
Best sown direct in a sunny well drained position 3-4 seeds in a mound. Thin to the strongest two plants in each mound.
Plant space: 30cm
Row Space: 100 cm
Germination: 6-10 days
Maturity: 6-8 weeks

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