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Cucumber
Cucumbers are in the same family as other squashes such as zucchini, pumpkins, watermelon, etc. They have a high water content, which keeps them cool and moist inside. This may be one of the reasons they are such a summertime favourite -- and may be where the phrase "cool as a Cucumber" comes from.

Cucumbers are classed as either "slicers" (aka slicing or salad Cucumbers), "pickling" Cucumbers or novelty Cucumbers. English Cucumbers are always slicing Cucumbers; they won't stand up to pickling.
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Mangosteen
The Mangosteen tree is a tropical evergreen that grows 10 to 25 metres tall (3 to 7.5 metres.) The tree is slow growing: it needs 10 years of growth before it can start to produce fruit, but when it starts, it can often produce two crops a year.

The leaves grow up to 10 inches long (25 cm.)
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