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Cucumber, Armenian

Japanese cucumber, Snake melon, Snake cucumber, Uri

Cucurbitaceae Cucumis melo L. (Flexuosus group)

Source: Magness et al. 1971

The plant on which this melon or cucumber is grown is closely related and similar to muskmelon. Fruits are very long and slender, up to 36 inches long and 3 inches in diameter. They are grown mainly as curiosities, but are used to some extent for preserves.


Season, seeding to harvest: 4 or more months.

Production in U.S.: No data. Limited.

Use: Preserves.

Part of plant consumed: Whole fruit.


Last update February 18, 1999 by ch