Cucumis

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Cucumis

Melons and Cucumbers
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Genus:Cucumis
Family:Cucurbitaceae
Type:Tendrilling vines

Cucumis is a genus of plants which includes the cucumbers, melons, and gherkins. They are almost exclusively grown as food crops.

Description[edit | edit source]

Green, hairy vines with tendrils and palmate leaves. Flowers are yellow and unisexual.

Growing conditions[edit | edit source]

Moist but well-drained and fertile soils, full sun. Vines are often trained to grow on trellises or wires.

Species[edit | edit source]

Uses[edit | edit source]

Maintenance[edit | edit source]

Propagation[edit | edit source]

Harvest[edit | edit source]

Pests and diseases[edit | edit source]

Bacterial Wilt

Powdery Mildew:

  • Erisyphe cichoracearum
  • Sphaerotheca fuliginea

Cucurbit Downy Mildew:

  • Pseudoperonospora cubensis

Cucumber Scab:

  • Cladosporium cucumerinum

Blights:

Mosaic

Aphids

Whiteflies

Bugs

Thrips

Maggots

Beetles

Caterpillars

Mites

References[edit | edit source]

  • P. D. Strausbaugh and Earl L. Core (1977). Flora of West Virginia (Second ed.). Seneca Books, Grantsville, W. Virginia. pp. 904. 
  • Staff of the L. H. Bailey Hortorium (1976). Hortus Third: A Concise Dictionary of Plants Cultivated in the United States and Canada. Cornell University Press. pp. 342. 
  • Cranshaw, Whitney (2004). Garden Insects of North America: The Ultimate Guide to Backyard Bugs. Princeton University Press. pp. 590. 
  • Pippa Greenwood, Andrew Halstead, A.R. Chase, Daniel Gilrein (2000). American Horticultural Society Pests & Diseases: The Complete Guide to Preventing, Identifying, and Treating Plant Problems (First Edition ed.). Dorling Kindersley (DK) Publishing, inc.. pp. 121.