Cucumis sativus var sikkimensis - Sikkim Cucumber

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Botanical nomenclature: Cucumis sativus var sikkimensis
Common name: Sikkim Cucumber
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Genus: Cucumis
Species: sativus var. sikkimensis
Category: Annuals, Edible Fruits and Nuts, Vegetables, Groundcovers, Vines and Climbers
Water Requirements: Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Sun to Partial Shade
Foliage: Herbaceous
Where to Grow: Grow outdoors year-round in hardiness zone
Bloom Color: Bright Yellow
Bloom Characteristics: This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Bloom Time: Late Spring/Early Summer, Mid Summer
Propagation Methods: From seed; direct sow after last frost

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Description

Discovered in the Himalayas of India and Napal comes this most unique cucumber that produces an abundance of fat cucumbers that can grow up to 15 inches long and are the color of rusty red. This fruit is often used in stir fry recipes. The plant is similar to that of a regular cucumber and a vigorous grower perfect for fences and trellis gardening. Pick fruits before frost for storage.

The plant is similar to that of a cucumber and a vigorous grower perfect for fences and trellis gardening. Pick fruits before frost for storage. The fruit is cut and seeds removed and used mainly as a juice full of vitamin C, calcium and potassium, low in calories and very refreshing.

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