Early variety (70-80 days) for growing outdoors and greenhouses. It is a type of long, slender fruit which tastes like a cucumber. It is actually a variety of muskmelon, a species closely related to the cucumber. It is also known as the yard-long cucumber, snake cucumber, snake melon. The skin is very thin, light green, and bumpless. It has no bitterness and the fruit is almost always used without peeling. The Armenian cucumber grows approximately 30 to 36Â inches long. It grows equally well on the ground or on a trellis. Armenian cucumber plants prefer to grow in full sun for most of the day. The fruit is most flavorful when it is 12-15Â inches long.