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Cucumis melo
Snake Melon
  • Annual
  • Full Sun
  • Germination Tested November 15, 2023: 95%
  • 30-40 seeds per packet
Regular price $5.00 CAD
Regular price Sale price $5.00 CAD
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Armenian Cucumber is one of the oldest vegetable varieties. Botanically speaking, it is a melon, which has its advantages. First, these cucumbers are never bitter, even when very large! They have a delicious crisp and fresh flavour- no need to peel the skin. And second, they withstand heat better than regular cucumbers, which extends the harvest into late summer. These can also get up to 3 feet long, but are best enjoyed around 12 inches long. These are very prolific! Can be eaten fresh or pickled.

Other names for this vegetable include: yard-long cucumber, snake cucumber, snake melon, chanbar in Persian, tirozî in Kurdish, sheng in Semnani, uri in Japanese, acur in Turkish, kakadee in Hindi, tar in Punjabi, طرح in Arabic, commarella or tortarello in Italian.

Growing Instructions

Growing instructions: Start indoors 4-5 weeks before last frost, or direct seed in May-June. Needs warm soil to germinate. Space plants 10-12 inches apart. Cucumbers can grow along the ground ok, but training them onto a trellis is recommended.

Shipping & Returns

We ship seeds within Canada for a flat fee of $6, United States for $25, and internationally for $25*. Live plants and bulbs can only be shipped within Canada.


Shipping in Canada 

We ship seeds in Canada via regular letter mail, which is an untracked service, and usually takes 1-2 weeks to arrive. Larger bulbs and plants are sent via tracked flat rate box.


Shipping to the US

We ship all US orders by tracked packet and they usually take two weeks to arrive.

According to the USDA, most seeds require an import permit to be brought into the US and the permit is free and useable for multiple orders/years. The package will list the contents as "Garden Seeds". In our experience shipping seeds over several years, most small orders will make it across the border without issues, but occasionally they will be held at US Customs. 

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the required import permit and Cicada Seeds will not be responsible for any orders held or confiscated by US customs.


Shipping Internationally

International orders are usually shipped via untracked packet. The package will list the contents as "Garden Seeds". It is your responsibility to ensure you have the required import permit and Cicada Seeds will not be responsible for any orders held of confiscated by customs.

International shipping countries include: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong SAR, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom


If you have any issues with the quality of your order, please contact us within 60 days and we will make it right!

*Shipping fees are in Canadian dollars. 

Ecologically Grown

Seeds are grown ecologically without the use of chemical pesticides or fertilizers.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review

Great germination, plants look good so far!