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Monday, 01 August 2011 18:52


Cucurbits are a group of vegetables that range from some of the smallest to some of the very largest. The Cucurbit family include melons, pumpkins, squash, cucumbers, gherkins and zucchini.
The growing of these vegetables occurs throughout all states of Australia with some important production locations being the Burdekin region (north Queensland), Murrumbidgee irrigation region (south-west New South Wales) primarily for field production in mainly melons and pumpkins. The outer Sydney and Adelaide metropolitan areas have been the major sources of greenhouse cucumber production in Australia.

Most of the plants in the Cucurbit family are annual vines that will readily clamber over whatever supports you can find them.

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