Cucumber (cucumis sativus)


Cucumber ‘Madras’ has 25cm long mottled green fruits with yellowish green stripes and creamy white flesh. Heralding from the Indian sub-continent where the sweet yet tangy fruits are chopped and cooked in curries, stir-fries and has high antioxidant levels.

English common name: Cucumber

Typical fruit weight: 100-150 grams

Typical fruit size: 15 x 10cm (length x width)

Typical fruits per plant: 15

Plant type: rambling, trailing

Maturity: Mid

Best period to harvest: as soon as the fruits attain their green striped colour.

Production: open field.

Culinary use: Chopped and cooked in curry or stir fries, remove the seeds, as they are bitter.