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The Living Seed Company - This is my favorite fruit (or is it a vegetable) and love growing it. Also known as Striped Armenian, this unique cucumber was introduced to Italy from Armenia back in the 1400’s. Botanically a melon (C. melo) but looks and tastes like a cucumber! A unique appearance of a slender dark and light green striped body. Never has the bitterness often associated with traditional cucumbers instead this fruit is always crunchy and mild in flavor. Known for having few seeds and no bumps, best of all this fruit does not need to be peeled. Known as the snake cucumber, snake melon, uri and the yard-long cucumber. Usually grows between 12"–18” and maintains its sweetness, even when grown larger! Delicious raw in salads, on sandwiches, in a veggie plater and nice for pickles! Great when trained on a trellis to keep fruit straighter. For tastiest cukes harvest at 6"–12” long. Very productive!
Instructions - Sow outside after all danger of frost. For best results grow on a trellis to keep the fruits straight. Mulch the plants when 10" tall to help retain moisture and keep the roots cool.
Sow 2-3 weeks after the last frost
Plant 12" apart
Thin to every 3-4'
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