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Scientific Name: Cucumis sativus
Pronunciation: KOO-koo-mis sa-TEE-vus
Common Name: long English cucumber, European cucumber
Family Name: Cucurbitaceae
Plant Type: Greenhouse produce plant, Vine or climber, Annual
Key ID Features: Vine rough, hairy, trailing; flowers yellow, rotate, solitary; male flowers clusters, on spurs; fruit clustered, oblong, prickly, edible.
Course(s): HORT 1155, HORT 1193/1293


Habit: Upright
Form: Climbing
Texture: Very coarse
Mature Size:
Height:2 - 3m
Spread:1.0 - 1.5m
Origin: South Asia / India
Hardiness Rating: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: High
Landscape Uses: Herb, Urban agriculture
Additional Info: Google . Wikipedia
long English cucumber, European cucumber
 
 
Leaf Morphology:
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Prickly, Soft flexible
Surfaces: Branching hairs
Colour in Summer: Green
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Deltoid
Apices: Acute
Margins: Pinnately lobed

 
 
Inflorescence Type: Flowers solitary
Flower Morphology:
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Funnelform
Colour (petals): Yellow
Flower Time at Peak: Jun, Jul, Aug

 
Fruit Type: Pepo
Fruit Colour: Green
Fruiting Time: Jul, Aug, Sep
Additional Info: Showy, Edible

 
Bark or Stem Colour: Green
Additional Info:stiff trichomes
  
Organ Modifications: Stem tendrils


Propagation: Seed
Plant Care:
Optimal Temp.: High indoor temperature
Light Level:High indoor light level
Maintenance:High
Pest Susceptibility: Mites, Root rot, Thrips, Virus, Fungal leaf spot, Rabbit resistant
Specific Pests: Alternaria
 
Location(s):
(FEA) Field lab Equipment Area
(GNH) GreeNHouse
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