How to grow Armenian cucumber

Armenian cucumber growing – herbaceous of the genus Cucumis also known as Snake melon, Armenian cucumber annual plant grow as Semi vine or creeping vine, can grow in mediterranean, subtropical, temperate or tropic climate and growing in hardiness zone 4+.

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

Armenian cucumber vegetables

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

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Requirements for Armenian cucumber growing and care:

Recommend to watering on the ground and not watering on the leaves or the fruits, need trellising depend

What is the best way to start growing?
Seedling / Seed

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

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

Planting season:

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?
0.5-2 m, 20-80 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Late spring

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:

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

Grow 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:

Planting spacing:
Depend if trellising or not, 1-2 on the ground can be more depend on the species

Depth of Sowing:
1-2 cm

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

Do the seeds require burying?

Scientific name:

Cucumis melo var. flexuosus,

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors


Harvest season

Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone