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General Needs

  • SoilHumus-rich
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Cucumis genus. There are around 30 species of scrambling or climbing annuals or perennial tendril climbers. Leaves are lobed and angled, flowers are tubular and are coloured white or yellow. Fruit include the cucumber, true melons, the horned melon, and the West Indian gherkin, Cucumis anguria.

Characteristics

Annuals or Perennials, Herbaceous or Vines

Origin

Tropical Africa, India, South East Asia and Australia

Interest and use

Important food crop

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