SOWING TIME : February-March
FRUIT LENGTH : 7-8 Inches, Straight
FRUIT WEIGHT : 200 – 250 Gms
FRUIT COLOUR : Light Green
FIRST PICKING : After 50-55 Days From Sowing
SPECIFICATION : Sweet In Taste, High Yield
Belonging to the Cucurbitaceae family of plants, same as melons and squash, cucumbers originated in parts of Middle East and Western Asia, but particularly in India. The elongated, water-rich, and light-on-the-palette vegetable is an effective way of getting rid of internal heat, flushing out toxins, while still sufficiently hydrating to prevent dehydration. Also, low on calories, cucumbers are rich in Vitamin A, C, K, folate, magnesium, potassium, calcium, iron, copper, zinc, and many other nutrients and minerals. Being a potent source of antioxidants, cucumbers impart enough nourishment for the skin to look healthy and can also reduce puffiness around eyes, and treat swelling and sunburns too. Also with anti-inflammation and anti-cancer properties, there is no possible excuse one can come up with, to not eat them. In fact, people looking to maintain or reduce weight should have these on a daily basis with their meals.
Cucumbers are popularly consumed raw in salads, sandwiches, smoothies, and cold soups. Just wash, peel, and you are good to go. But if you are bored with the regular way of eating cucumbers, then try pickling them.
Soil should be mixed with well rotten Cow dung. Sow the seeds at a distance of 1′ plant to plant and 4′ line to line. Water it immediately and then water as per requirement. Harvest 55 – 60 days after sowing.