Cucumber (Cucumis sativus) is a widely-cultivated creeping vine plant in the Cucurbitaceae gourd family that bears cucumiform fruits, which are used as vegetables. The cucumber originates from India, where it was first cultivated 3.000 years ago. It was also known in ancient Greece and ancient Rome. The cucumber’s cultivation takes place in summer at the countryside and the rest of the year in greenhouses, due to its vulnerability in low temperatures. High temperature and moisture help its development. Here in Greece, Crete (Ierapetra, Tympaki) and Peloponnese (Messenia, Laconia, Elis) are known for the cultivation of cucumber. There are many varieties of cucumber. From the smallest to the biggest, known shape. There is a variety that is stored in vinegar, known as pickle.
These are some ways of cutting a cucumber.