Red cucumber

Cucumis sativus 'akageuri'

  • Red cucumber
  • Red cucumber
  • Flower name
    Red cucumber
  • Scientific name
    Cucumis sativus 'akageuri'
  • Aliasモーウィ, 毛瓜, 赤毛瓜
  • Place of originIndia
  • Place of floweringField
  • Flowering seasonJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

What is Red cucumber

Red cucumber (scientific name:Cucumis sativus) is heat resistance and climbing annual grass of the family Cucurbitaceae native to India. It was transmitted in Okinawa from China to Japan.It is old and is cultivated with vegetables now in Okinawa and Miyazaki in summer spent as Imperial Court cooking. As for the vine head, hair grows thick to all grass at 1-2m. As for the leaf which there is earlier of a long leafstalk, there is a shallow cut in an open palm. The leaf grows each other, and there is it. The flower blooms into a a cup form with yellow. The fruit becoming after a flower is cylindrical, and, at 20-30cm in length, the diameter is 7-10cm.

General name: Red cucumber, scientific name: Cucumis sativus 'Akageuri', origin: India,living type: vine annual grass vine length: at 1-2 m thick hair all grass, leaves: palmate, shallow notch, petiole: long, leaf arrangement: alternate, flower color: yellow, fruit length: 20-30 cm, diameter: 7-10 cm, fruit weight: 500 g-1 Kg, Fruit shape: cylindrical, hull colour: reddish brown, flesh color: white, applications: fruit is edible vegetables, To harvest: harvest after sowing sixty days, period: April-August, in the taste: tastes like an immature watermelon juicy crispness, acidity in the type area, Used parts: fruit whole and cooking methods; salads, pickles, vinegar, stir-fried dishes, miso paste sauce, stew, soup, pickles, Nutrition: vitamin C and potassium. Note: old Okinawa heat tolerance of cucumber was used as a Royal Court dish vegetables.


  • Eye
    Cucurbitales
  • Family
    Cucurbitaceae
  • Genus
    Cucumis
  • Species
    C. sativus
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Gross inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Cup-shaped
  • Leaf type
    Palm shape
  • Edge of the leaf
    Toothed
  • Life typeVines a year of grass
  • Flower colorsYellow
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height100.0 ~ 200.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower2.5 ~ 4.0 cm

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