Cucumis

Melons and Cucumbers
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Genus:Cucumis
Family:Cucurbitaceae
Type:Tendrilling vines

Cucumis is a genus of plants which includes the cucumbers, melons, and gherkins. They are almost exclusively grown as food crops.

DescriptionEdit

Green, hairy vines with tendrils and palmate leaves. Flowers are yellow and unisexual.

Growing conditionsEdit

Moist but well-drained and fertile soils, full sun. Vines are often trained to grow on trellises or wires.

SpeciesEdit

UsesEdit

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HarvestEdit

Pests and diseasesEdit

Bacterial Wilt

Powdery Mildew:

  • Erisyphe cichoracearum
  • Sphaerotheca fuliginea

Cucurbit Downy Mildew:

  • Pseudoperonospora cubensis

Cucumber Scab:

  • Cladosporium cucumerinum

Blights:

Mosaic

Aphids

Whiteflies

Bugs

Thrips

Maggots

Beetles

Caterpillars

Mites

ReferencesEdit

  • P. D. Strausbaugh and Earl L. Core (1977). Flora of West Virginia (Second ed.). Seneca Books, Grantsville, W. Virginia. pp. 904. 
  • Staff of the L. H. Bailey Hortorium (1976). Hortus Third: A Concise Dictionary of Plants Cultivated in the United States and Canada. Cornell University Press. pp. 342. 
  • Cranshaw, Whitney (2004). Garden Insects of North America: The Ultimate Guide to Backyard Bugs. Princeton University Press. pp. 590. 
  • Pippa Greenwood, Andrew Halstead, A.R. Chase, Daniel Gilrein (2000). American Horticultural Society Pests & Diseases: The Complete Guide to Preventing, Identifying, and Treating Plant Problems (First Edition ed.). Dorling Kindersley (DK) Publishing, inc.. pp. 121.