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Cucumis sativus Burpless

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Cucumis sativus Burpless 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. The Burpless variety is high yielding, low acid and has a non bitter taste. 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