Carosello Manduria fresh seeds, Carosello muskmelon, Carosello muskmeloni, Melongurka carosello, Cucumber Manduria, Italian cucumber (lat. Cucumis melo var. adzhur)
This is a climbing plant, its height does not exceed 2 m. The leaves are large, corner-shaped, like cucumber. The Manduria cucumber bush is lush and massive, the shoots are strong, fleshy, able to withstand the weight of large cucumbers and melons.
Fruits at the stage of technical maturity are light green, with vertical dark stripes, up to 12 cm long, weighing 100-200 g. At the stage of biological maturity, they turn gray-green with small yellowish spots at the base. The skin is thin, covered with soft down. The shape is oval or round, the weight ranges from 800 g to 1.2 kg. During this period, the Manduria cucumber acquires all the signs of a melon: taste, shape, aroma.
Ogurdyn Manduria is distinguished from simple melon crops by short growing seasons. After 70 days after planting, the first fruits appear, after 90-100 days they can be enjoyed. The ripening period falls on June.
In use, this vegetable is universal. At different stages of maturity, it can be consumed as a cucumber or melon. According to external signs, the hybrid retained the spherical shape of the melon, and the stems and leaves of the plant remained from cucumber crops.
The culture grows well and bears fruit, like all melons, in open sunny areas. Ogurdyn Manduria needs regular and abundant watering.