Difference between revisions of "Cucumber"

From Cunnan
Jump to navigationJump to search
 
 
(One intermediate revision by one other user not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
A '''cucumber''' is a plant of the gourd family, akin to squash.  It propagates as a ground-creeping vine which then uses tendrils to climb up more sturdy plants (or stands, like trellis).  It produces a roughly cylindrical fruit up to 60 cm long.  The fruit is generally eaten green (unripe) as its yellow, ripe form is far more bitter.  Technically it is a fruiting plant rather than a vegetable, as it develops its seed enclosed and from a flower.
+
A '''cucumber''' is a [[plant]] of the gourd family, akin to squash.  It propagates as a ground-creeping vine which then uses tendrils to climb up more sturdy plants (or stands, like trellis).  It produces a roughly cylindrical [[fruit]] up to 60 cm long.  The fruit is generally eaten green (unripe) as its yellow, ripe form is far more bitter.  Technically it is a fruiting plant rather than a [[vegetable]], as it develops its seed enclosed and from a flower.
 +
<p>
 +
Some sources say that it had a poor reputation because the [[France|French]] ate it, and had periodic fevers, which may actually have bene due to the greater extent of swamp land in medieval France.<br>
  
 
{{Stub}}
 
{{Stub}}

Latest revision as of 17:16, 14 June 2013

A cucumber is a plant of the gourd family, akin to squash. It propagates as a ground-creeping vine which then uses tendrils to climb up more sturdy plants (or stands, like trellis). It produces a roughly cylindrical fruit up to 60 cm long. The fruit is generally eaten green (unripe) as its yellow, ripe form is far more bitter. Technically it is a fruiting plant rather than a vegetable, as it develops its seed enclosed and from a flower.

Some sources say that it had a poor reputation because the French ate it, and had periodic fevers, which may actually have bene due to the greater extent of swamp land in medieval France.
This article is a stub. You can help Cunnan by expanding it.