The Cucumber Plant is a Tender Annual with a Rough, Succulent, Trailing Stem. The Hairy Leaves have Three to five Pointed Lobes, and the Stem Bears Branched Tendrils by which the plant can be Trained to supports. The five-petaled Yellow Flowers are Unisexual and Produce a type of Berry known as a pepo. The heat Requirement is one of the Highest Among the Common Vegetables, and the Fruits can become bitter if exposed to uneven Watering Conditions. The plants are Susceptible to a number of bacterial and fungal diseases, Including downy mildew, Anthracnose, and Fusarium wilt.