How to grow Armenian cucumber

Armenian cucumber grow and care – – herbaceous semi vine or creeping vine of the genus Cucumis also known as Snake melon, Armenian cucumber is an annual plant and grown for the edible fruits, can grow in mediterranean, subtropical, temperate or tropic climate and growing in hardiness zone 4+.

Leaves color green in heart shape and wavy in the margin.

Flower color yellow with five lobs, female contain semi fruits, and male flower are smaller.

Armenian cucumber edible vegetables

Fruit usually picked before it’s fully grown the rind is green yellow, the structure rough stripes or burpless, inside the fruit is light green and hollow.

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How to grow Armenian cucumber growing tips and care:

Mulch keep the moist of the soil and also protect the fruits, watering on the ground and not watering on the leaves or the fruits, the vine species need trellising, slightly acid soil, rich soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Seedling / Seed (explanation bellow)

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, possible to graft for better base that will be resistant for virus

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Attacked easily, when the plant attacked in the base if not treatment well it will die

Planting season:
Spring to summer

Pests and diseases:
Powdery mildew, aphids, Armenian cucumber Beetles

Pruning season:
All the season

How to prune:
Infected leaves needed to take out, also try to clean them

Size of the plant:
3-5 m, 10-15 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water to average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes, planting in containers need to be at least 10-20L (2.5-5 gallons), well-drained soil, the plant not react well to overwater, need to make enough holes in the container for good drainage also choosing soil for container important and need to be soil well ventilated, can be potting mix or peat soil with perlite, when use bottom for the pot need that it will dry in the same day.

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Late spring to summer

General information about the flower
Yellow flower with five lobs, female contain semi fruits, and male flower are smaller

Thinning the bloom:
Sometimes happened because disease or

Pollination is done by:
Bees and more pollinators

Edible Fruit

Fruit harvest season:
Summer to autumn

Fruits pests or diseases:
Powdery mildew

What can be done with big quantities of Armenian cucumber fruits?
Eaten raw, salad, raw cooked

Work requirements on the fruit:
Sometimes to space it from the ground

How long does it take to bear fruit?
60-100 days

How to grow Armenian cucumber growing from seeds

Sowing requirement:
Easy to sow no special treatment, after 3-5 leaves reduce the moist (even before)

Saving seeds until sowing:
Room temperature, dry place

Sowing season:
Spring (but in warm weather possible in the summer) and in cold climate start in the winter indoor

Planting spacing:
1*2m (3-6 feet) when trellising

Depth of Sowing:
1-2cm (0.5-1 inch)

Conditions for seeds germinate:
Moist soil, full sun

Watering requires for Seeds:
Average amount of water

Germination time:
7-20 days

Condition of seedling:
Warm weather, big amount of water, full sun, place to trellising

Scientific name:

Cucumis melo var. flexuosus,

How to grow Armenian cucumber

Armenian cucumber


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible Fruit
Culinary uses
  • Cooked
  • Eaten raw
  • Pickles
  • Salad
  • Stuffed or Wrapped
  • Vegetables
Flower colors
  • Yellow flower
  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Harvest Season
  • Summer Harvest
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental fruit
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Annual plant
  • Herbaceous
Plant Uses
  • Edible plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Spring Planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13
  • Hardiness zone 4
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9