Cucumis melo Called “Snake Melons” in the Middle East, these cucumbers are actually a type of melon. Introduced to Italy by the 1500s, Armenian cucumbers can reach up to three feet long but are best harvested when 12-16 inches long. This striped variety will need trellised to produce straight cucumbers. Flavor is mild, skin is thin, and seeds are small. Vining melon - will need support. Most/full sun. 10 seeds/pack.