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Family: CUCURBITACEAE
Botanical Name: Cucumis sativus L.

Common Name:
SPANISH: Pepino  ENGLISH: Cucumber FRENCH: Concombre DUTCH: Komkommer
PORTUGUESE: Cucumber GERMAN: Gurke ITALIAN: Cetriolo

General characteristics:
Annual plant of creeping habit, with herbaceous, highly branched stems, which emit tendrils, susceptible to pruning and internodes. Leaves rounded, more or less reniform, covered with somewhat rough hairs. The flowers, in commercial varieties, are generally monoecious. The first to appear are the male flowers; the female flowers appear on the secondary stems and from the first leaf of each tertiary stem. The fruits are peponid, very varied in shape and appearance.

Indicative data:

  • Number of seeds per gram: 25-35.
  • Useful Plants per 10 gr. of Seed: 200-300
  • Planting spacing between rows: 100-200 cm
  • Sowing spacing between plants: 50-100 cm
  • Seeds per Stroke: 1-2
  • Planting Depth: 1-2 cm
  • Germination Power: 5 years
  • Growing Cycle: 3-6 months

VARIETYTYPEVIGORWEIGTH gLENGTH cmREMARKS
CU-5312SlicerMedium20019-22Wide adaptability
CU-5720SlicerHigh24019-21Parthenocarpic
CU-5998
Phase 3
SlicerMedium20020-21Parthenocarpic
CU-5954
Phase 3
Beit springMedium20018-19Two fruits per knot
CU-5506
Beit winterHigh20019-20Wide adaptability
CU-5772PicklingMedium18015-17Very dark fruit

Cucumis sativus (CUCUMBER)  
Scientific nameEnglish common nameCode
Viruses
Cucumber vein yellowing virusCucumber vein yellowingCVYV
Cucurbit yellow stunting disorder virusCucurbit yellow stunting disorderCYSDV

Types