The Q&A Archives: Cucumber "Spikes"

Question: What are those small, sharp points on cucumber? Is the cucumber to be harvested after they all disappear? Or do I just rub them off?

Answer: Dianna,

Those are just natural points on the cucumber. Harvest the cucumber when you normally would, depending on the size and intended use of the particular variety. Wipe off the points after harvesting a cucumber, as they wipe off easily.

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