Scientific Name: Cucumis sativus
Common Name: long English cucumber, European cucumber
Family Name: Cucurbitaceae
Origin: South Asia / India
Hardiness Zone: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 °C)
Plant Type: Annual, Greenhouse produce plant, Vine or climber
Mature Size: 2 - 3m x 1.0 - 1.5m (height x width)
Habit: Upright
Form: Climbing
Texture: Very coarse
Landscape Uses: Herb, Urban agriculture
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Lobed, Alternate, Soft flexible, Prickly, Branching hairs, Orbicular, Ovate, Pinnately lobed, Serrate
Flowers: Flowers solitary, Yellow, Jun-Jul-Aug
Fruit: Edible, Pepo, Green, Jul-Aug-Sep
Key ID Features:
Trailing annual vine with tendrils; leaves alternate, most blades broadly ovate to orbicular in outline, 0-5 lobes, 15-25cm long and wide, margin serrate, base cordate, texture rough; flowers yellow, rotate, solitary; male flowers clusters, on spurs or absent; pepo oblong, seedless, thin and edible skin.