Vegetables and Fruit forum: Beast of a Cucumber!

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Name: Tori
Dallas, GA (Zone 7b)
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GardenGoober
Aug 28, 2016 9:38 PM CST
Went down to my garden today not expecting to find too much and was totally surprised to find this beast! It's an heirloom cucumber that was hiding under some leaves. I only harvested five cucumbers this year - pretty sad, I know - but three of them were very large, two I managed to grab before they become monstrous.

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"Let food by thy medicine and medicine be thy food." - Hippocrates
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Aug 29, 2016 9:58 AM CST
A very nice sized cucumber. Sightly over prime but I do know how they can hide no matter how much you look.
Name: Tori
Dallas, GA (Zone 7b)
Region: Georgia Bee Lover Beekeeper Organic Gardener
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GardenGoober
Aug 30, 2016 3:21 PM CST
Newyorkrita said:A very nice sized cucumber. Sightly over prime but I do know how they can hide no matter how much you look.


I was surprised by how crunchy it was. Expected it to be somewhat soft. I sliced it up and marinated it in Apple Cider Vinegar, sugar, salt and celery seed. It was scrumptious!! Sticking tongue out
"Let food by thy medicine and medicine be thy food." - Hippocrates
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
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Newyorkrita
Aug 30, 2016 3:35 PM CST
GardenGoober said:

I was surprised by how crunchy it was. Expected it to be somewhat soft. I sliced it up and marinated it in Apple Cider Vinegar, sugar, salt and celery seed. It was scrumptious!! Sticking tongue out


Thumbs up Excellent! Big Grin
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Aug 31, 2016 5:38 PM CST
Like squash. Day like to play hide an seek.
Little boogers. 😎 you ever try to grow em vertical ? Easier to see.less space.and #1
Easier to spray !😎 kind i most like is Armeian ! There #1 for summer salad/just plain eating. Butt they produce little. And i can never get rid of aphids on em. 😕?
The stores dont have em anymore ? They say the English are/taste the same ! No no no ! Day donts # !!! 😛 I went to a new middle eastern store that opened. Boy oh boy ! Stuff i never seen.an stuff i didnt know what it was. I asked what this marble size fruit was ? Lady said green cherry.there sweet.try one. So i did.
Well ! She was rite ! Im glad there was a trash can nearby 🙊#..😛... Oh !!! Sorry Shrug! Iget off track. Cucumbers 😇
They had some that were bout 6inch.long by 1an 1/2inch. Now i have my two favorites. They had Persian cuckes? Ohh!!
😎 humm! There good plain.
.summer salad.or pickled # yea cant beat that #!!! Can yea ! They will be my new #1
Cuke. Butt...#2 If they will grow for me ?
Butt ! First ! I need to find out what variety they are. And where to get seeds ##!!!!
Anybody out there know ???? Id be much ablibges. 😎😎😎 Thank You! I tip my hat to you. Sticking tongue out Crossing Fingers! Angel
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Hummingbirder
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Newyorkrita
Aug 31, 2016 6:16 PM CST
Armenian Cucumbers. See your Tree Mail.

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