Cucumis melo var flexuosus
Sometimes referred to as snake melon, serpent and yard long cucumber. This variety is light-green, heavily ribbed, and spineless. Fruits are crisp, mild and sweet flavored. It is a burpless cucumber and its thin skin does not require peeling. Very heat tolerant.
- Warm season annual
- Approx. 80-100 seeds in packet. (A seed will vary in weight and size within a given seed lot. The number of seeds stated is only an estimate.)
- 13,000-15,000 seed count per pound.
- Maturity: Approx. 65-70 days
- Planting season: Late spring/early summer
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Cultivation: Prepare fertile, well-drained soil. Sow seeds in late spring/early summer after last frost in a warm, sunny location. Or start seeds indoors and transplant when weather warms. Keep soil moist. Fertilize as needed. Train the vine to climb a vertical support for better air circulation, straighter fruits, and ease of harvest. Harvest when 12-18"
Please note: Maturity, adaptability and disease tolerance may differ under your specific climate and/or growing conditions.
Culinary tips: Use in salads and for pickling. Marinate in su vinegar dressing for a refreshing salad. See recipe on our website.