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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 with tendrils; 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
long English cucumber, European cucumber
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Lobed, Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Prickly, Soft flexible
Surfaces: Branching hairs
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Deltoid
Apices: Acute
Bases: Cordate
Margins: Pinnately lobed

Inflorescence Type: Flowers solitary
Flower Morphology:Monoecious plant
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Funnelform
Ovary Position:Inferior
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: Tendrils

Propagation: Seed
Plant Care:
Optimal Temp.: High indoor temperature
Light Level:High indoor light level
Pest Susceptibility: Fungal leaf spot, Mites, Root rot, Thrips, Virus,
Specific Pests: Alternaria
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