Cucumis melo var. flexuosus, Very Long, Pale Green and Ribbed, (up to) 3 ft, thin-skinned fruits are mild crisp, juicy & sweet with no bitterness & are almost always used without peeling, yet burpless & easy to digest. If it is grown on the ground, it forms strange twirled shapes like a snake's coil, yet if hung from a trellis will be perfectly straight. (treat as a Ridge type - leave flowers on). Usually seen in Middle Eastern markets as "pickled wild cucumber.” Prefers full sun, Seed Count Approx - 12 avg SOWING - Best sown in a propagator between Mar & Apr, or May to June if sowing seeds directly outdoors. Sow seeds on their sides at a depth of 1cm in 7.5cm pots of free-draining, seed compost. Transfer young plants into 25cm pots late Mar (heated) or late May (unheated) & harden off the plants before transferring them outside. Keep evenly moist – little & often is best. Train the main stem up wire or cane.