Lemon cucumbers are tasty raw and look positively lovely in salads, but they make delicious pickles too. Botanical Name: Cucumis sativus (hybrid) Days to Maturity: 60–70 Days Family: Cucurbitaceae Native: Southern Asia Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual Plant Dimensions: 4'–7' vines Variety Information: 4"–7" dark green, thin-skinned, smooth fruits. English Cucumbers versus Regular Cucumbers. It's also known as Beit Alpha cucumber, a name that indicates the community in northern Israel where the fruit was originally developed. When harvesting, cut, rather than pull, the fruit from the stem. These cucumbers have very soft seeds and thin skin. Cucumbers have a mild, refreshing taste and a high water content. Garden Cucumber. For this reason, you'll want to peel these cucumbers. These baby cukes are nearly seedless and extra crisp rather than watery, and have a mild, sweet flavor that’s easy to fall for. Persian cucumbers are very similar to English cucumbers. If you're looking for a cucumber to pickle, this is a great choice because they'll easily fit in a jar. The cultivars that tend to produce the highest yield include Rambo (“Cucumis sativus “Rambo”) and Sarig (“Cucumis sativus “Sarig”). Because they blend well with a variety of spices, herbs and vegetables, they work well in dressings, dips and salsas. They are thin-skinned and have a mild flavor. In contrast to the thick, bumpy skin of the common garden cucumber (Cucumis sativus), the Persian cucumber features a smooth, thin skin that doesn’t require peeling. Like other members of the gourd family, the Persian cucumber grows as a creeping vine that appreciates a trellis or other vertical support to increase spread as well as reduce the risk of powdery mildew and other soil-borne diseases. بادمجان has a variation as بادنجان. English cucumbers are also called hot-house cucumbers and seedless cucumbers. Un-waxed varieties can be found (particularly at farmers markets), but you may still want to peel them if the skin is thick or bitter. A big difference, however, is that Persians come in a greater range of lengths—some shorter, some longer, and sometimes with slightly bumpy skin like a Kirby. Generally less expensive to purchase. Notable pairings include cumin, mint, parsley, black pepper, garlic, onion and tomato. You will often find this variety wrapped in plastic at supermarkets, but you can find unwrapped ones at farmers markets. These cucumbers are also thin-skinned and pretty much seedless, but they’re about a foot long on average and not as narrow as Persian cukes. The skin is waxy and the tough dark green color is more uniform. The taste can be more bitter. Therefore, botanically speaking, a ‘fruit’ is the seed-bearing product that grows from the ovary of a flowering plant or, in other words, a fruit is the plants’ way of spreading its’ seeds. NOTES: Vegetables in general are called سبزیجات sabzījāt ‘vegetables and herbs.’The grilled corn is called بلال balāl. Kirby cucumbers are usually short and they're always bumpy. Lemon cucumbers are as the name suggests, the size of a lemon with pale lemon hued skin. These cukes are juicy and crunchy. Its flesh is largely free of bitter-tasting seeds and is firm instead of watery, attributes that lend crunch and a mild sweetness. The Persian cucumber (Cucumis sativus "Persian") is a variety of burpless cucumber, meaning its consumption is less likely to cause gastrointestinal upset than other types. So similar, in fact, that they are pretty much visually indistinguishable from fresh, not-wrapped-in-plastic English cukes. Persian cukes have a mild flavor and thin skins. This cucumber has a mild, almost non-existent flavor. Yellow, round, the size of a generous fist, these cucumbers look like lemons, which explains their name. Kirbys are wonderfully crunchy for eating raw, but flavorful enough to be perfect for pickling too.