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Cucumber, Slicing

$1.50 each

Slicing cucumbers are cultivated to be consumed fresh. Some other types cultivated commercially are those grown to be pickled and a type called burpless, which produces less gas when consumed. These cucumbers are typically sliced and find use in sandwiches and salads. They usually have dark green skins that are sometime peeled before consumption.

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Slicing cucumbers are cultivated to be consumed fresh. Some other types cultivated commercially are those grown to be pickled and a type called burpless, which produces less gas when consumed. These cucumbers are typically sliced and find use in sandwiches and salads. They usually have dark green skins that are sometime peeled before consumption.

Farmers harvest slicing cucumbers when they reach a length of around 8 inches (20 cm). Known also as ridge or hill types, these cucumbers are bigger and longer and have thicker skins than pickling cucumbers, which are shorter. Uniformly colored, their skins may be ridged or smooth. They are also cheaper in comparison. Their thicker skins make them more damage resistant, and they can be shipped or handled easily.

These unripe cucumbers have pale green flesh with many edible seeds and are delicious to serve in salads. If they are allowed to ripen, they become yellow in color and quite sour in taste. Gardeners can easily grow slicing cucumbers in home gardens. There are many different types of slicing cucumbers that are bred to have nonbitter, thin skins that don’t require any peeling. Cylindrical in shape, their flesh can be quite crunchy and watery.