The Q&A Archives: Cucumbers

Question: When is the best time to pick cucumbers? Color, size,????

Answer: Harvest cucumbers for pickling when the fruits are 4 to 5 inches long. With some pickling cultivars, it may be necessary to pick daily to prevent them from becoming overgrown. If just one cucumber is allowed to fully mature, the entire vine will quit producing.

If you plan to use them fresh, wait until they're 7 to 8 inches long. Use a sharp knife or pair of scissors when harvesting, and leave a short length of stem on each fruit.

Enjoy your harvest!

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