Cucumber is a widely cultivated plant. It is a creeping vine that bears cylindrical fruits that are used as culinary vegetables. There are three main varieties of cucumber: slicing, pickling and burpless. The cucumber is originally from Southern Asia but now grows on most continents.
Many different varieties are traded on the global market. Burpless cucumbers are sweeter and have a thinner skin than other varieties of cucumber and are reputed to be easy to digest and to have a pleasant taste. They can grow as long as 2 feet. They are nearly seedless and have a delicate skin.