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Cucumis sativus

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Cucumis sativus Cucumber,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Citrus & Fruit, Climbers, Herbs & Vegetables Climbing / Twining

Small evergreen vine with green leaves and yellow flowers in Spring followed by edible cylyndrical green fruit commonly know as Cucumbers. Fruit flesh is clear-green and juicy. Great for eating fresh. Harvest fruit from mid-Summer.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
60cm-1m 60cm-1m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Loam, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Courtyard, Edible Garden, Mass Planting, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Black Spot, Caterpillars, Snails And Slugs

Cultural Notes: Best grown in a full sun position in a moist well-drained fertile soil. Place shadecloth over plants that are in hot areas to prevent them from getting sunburnt. For best results feed with a liquid fertiliser. Sow 12mm deep and 40cm apart. Harvest fruit when 20cm long. Mulch well. Plant at the base of a tripod made from stakes to allow vine to grow on.

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Cucurbitaceae Asia

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Yellow
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring
Fruit: Yes

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Fast
Maintenance Level: Medium
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Low
Frost: Tender
Wind: Medium / Moderate