Cucumber (Cucumis sativus) is a widely cultivated plant in the gourd family Cucurbitaceae. It is a creeping vine that bears cylindrical fruits that are used as culinary vegetables. There are three main varieties of cucumber: slicing, pickling, and burpless. Within these varieties, several different cultivars have emerged. The cucumber is originally from Southern Asia, but now grows on most continents. Many different varieties are traded on the global market.
Great for pickling or in salads: there are two main types of Cucumber, Pickling and Slicing. Pickling cucumbers are often shorter than usual, thus making them ideal for preserving. This plant tends to need a moderate amount of maintenance, so ensuring that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for Cucumber is quite important to ensure you have a happy and healthy plant.