Cucumis melo L. Flexuosus Group
60 days — Also known as, 'Yard-long' cucumber, ‘Snake’ cucumber, and ‘Snake’ melon. Genetically a melon, 'Armenian' looks, and is consumed like, a cucumber. The skin is pale green, smooth, thin, and almost always eaten unpeeled. As it is sliced, it releases a subtly "melonish" aroma into the air. Its flavor is that of a mildly sweet cucumber with hints of melon undertones and aftertaste.
The fruits grow uniformly and can reach between two to three feet in length by about two inches in diameter, although they are best eaten when around twelve to fifteen inches long. They tend to twist and curve when left to grow on the ground, but grow straight when provided with trellising. Each packet contains one gram, which is approximately 25 to 30 seeds.