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Teasel Gourd Cucumis dipsaceus

Other Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
KOO-koo-mis dip-SAK-ee-us
Description

Arabian Cucumber is an annual warm-season climbing vegetable with yellow flowers and yellow fruit native to tropical Africa.  It scribbles over the ground or uses tendrils to climb trellises or over other plants.  

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#warm season vegetable#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats#tropical annual
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#warm season vegetable#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats#tropical annual
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Cucumis
    Species:
    dipsaceus
    Family:
    Cucurbitaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Africa
    Climbing Method:
    Tendrils
    Edibility:
    Fruits, seeds and young leaves and shoots are all edible.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Edible
    Vine
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No