It is my first year growing them. I have a great spot which gives them full sun. I got the plants at the nursery--they were called Persian cucumbers. I had hoped they would be like the ones at the fruit stand, about 6 inches, matte skin, not bitter at all.
Unfortunately, these are shiny skinned. I have been trying to pick them small, about 6--7 inches. Even when totally peeled, they are bitter. I can't stand the taste. Also, they don't have that classic cucumber taste. Never did.
These 3 plants are so happy and healthy. I hate to rip them out. Anything I can do to prevent this or to get the bitterness out of the existing cukes? I have about 10 sitting in my dish drain just washed.
I read that it may be too much heat and yes, we have been in the high 90's and even 100's some days. Nothing I can do about that!
Anyone know the name for the kind of cucumbers that are picked small and have matte, sweet skin? I thought they were Persians but I guess not so. Any varieties that don't get bitter?
Any help would be appreciated!