The cucumber is a creeping vine that roots within the floor and grows up trellises or different supporting frames, wrapping round helps with skinny, spiraling tendrils. The plant may root in a soilless medium and can sprawl alongside the bottom if it doesn’t have helps. The vine has giant leaves that type a cover over the fruits. The fruit of typical cultivars of cucumber is roughly cylindrical, however elongated with tapered ends, and could also be as giant as 60 centimeters (24 in) lengthy and 10 centimeters (three.9 in) in diameter.
Botanically talking, the cucumber is assessed as a pepo, a sort of botanical berry with a tough outer rind and no inside divisions. Very similar to tomato and squash, it’s usually perceived, ready and eaten as a vegetable. Cucumber fruits encompass 95% water (see diet desk).