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Cucumbers

Cucumbers

Similar to the zucchini, cucumbers are about 95% water. Its composition consists of an edible outer layer, whitish inner meat, and seeds suspended in a jelly-like liquid in the core. Length varies upon the purpose of the cucumber: those for normal consumption are on average eight inches long, while pickled cucumbers are roughly five inches long. Interestingly, cucumbers are one of the most anciently domesticated vegetables. Popular in Mediterranean dishes and many salads, cucumber is rich in a great bounty of vitamins and minerals. Besides, it is very hydrating considering its percentage of water and is often used to flavor water beverages.

Hardiness

Very Tender

Maturation 

Period

65

days

Planting period

Mid May to Early August

companion 

vegetables

Bean, cabbage family, corn, pea, radish, tomato

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