This is an ancient heirloom, introduced from Armenia into Italy as far back as the 1400’s. Even though this Armenian fruit is typically grown as a cucumber, botanically, it is classified as a melon.
If you live in a short season climate, start transplants indoors one week before your last frost date, and transplant into the garden about three weeks later.
Trellising is also an option but the fruits may need some extra support.
Matures in 65 days. Happy gardening!