Cucumbers

Cucumbers

About Cucumbers

The cucumber is a widely cultivated plant in the gourd family Cucurbitaceae. It is a creeping vine which bears cylindrical edible vegetable when ripe. There are three main varieties of cucumber: 'slicing', 'pickling', and 'burpless'. Within these varieties, several different cultivars have emerged. The cucumber is originally from India but is now grown on most continents. Many different varieties are traded on the global market.The cucumber is a creeping vine that roots in the ground and grows up trellises or other supporting frames, wrapping around supports with thin, spiraling tendrils. The plant has large leaves that form a canopy over the fruit.

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