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
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.