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Tropical Type

CU 072
CU 072
CU 4304
CU 4304
CU 4305
CU 4305
CU 4306
CU 4306
CU 4307
CU 4307
CU 4312
CU 4312
CU 4314
CU 4314
CU 4317
CU 4317
CU 4319
CU 4319
CU 4320
CU 4320
CU 4322
CU 4322

White Type

CU 073 Bowling
Cucumber 073 Bowling
CU 4309
Cucumber - CU 4309
CU 4313
Cucumber - CU4313
CU209N205N
CU209N205N

Japanese Type

CU 4301
cu 4301
CU 4308
CU 4308

Slicing Type

CU 075
CU 075
Dark Emerald
Dark Emerald
CU4315
CU4315

Other Types

Mae Sai
Mae Sai
White Emerald
White Emerald
Pro Q
Pro Q
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growers-guide
Grower's Guide

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The cucumber is the edible fruit of the cucumber plant Cucumis sativus, which belongs to the gourd family Cucurbitaceae, as do melons and squash. The plant has been cultivated for 3000 years and is widely cultivated today. The cucumber plant has large leaves that form a canopy over the fruit. The vine is grown on the ground or on trellises, often in greenhouses.

The fruit is commonly harvested while still green, and eaten as a vegetable, whether raw, cooked, or made into pickled cucumbers. Although less nutritious than most fruit, the fresh cucumber is still a very good source of vitamin C, vitamin K, and potassium, and also provides some dietary fiber, vitamin A, vitamin B6, thiamin, folate, pantothenic acid, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper, and manganese. The pickling process removes or degrades much of the nutrient content, especially that of vitamin C.

Cucumbers are usually green-skinned, roughly cylindrical, elongated, with tapered ends, and may be as large as 30 cm long and 5 cm in diameter.

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