Unique appearance and excellent flavor. Unusual, slightly fuzzy, serpentine fruits are slightly ridged with alternating dark and light green stripes. Harvest from 8-18". Despite its shape, Striped Armenian is not a true cucumber, but is a member of the melon family. Delicious and different. Also known as Painted Serpent and Snake melon. Tags: Color: Green, Size: Long, Specialty: Heavy Producer, Heritage: New Listing, Season: Summer, Certification: Organic.
Melon originated in Africa and was carried to South Asia. It was first cultivated by the Egyptians 3000 years ago. Muskmelon originated in Iran and Armenia. Source of antioxidants. Cucumis melo varieties include cantaloupe, muskmelon, honeydew, casaba, Armenian cucumber, Asian pickling melon, pocket melon and vine peach. The five botanical groups of melon that are most important world wide are Reticulatus, Cantalupensis, Inodous, Conomom, Flexuosus. Delicious melon recipes