Oriental Express Cucumbers question (Pic)

jerseygardengirlJuly 17, 2009

This is my first year growing Oriental Express Cukes and I'm not sure how big they are supposed to be before picking. The packet says 12-14" but the odd thing about these is that they are ripening up in a strange way. The tops of all of them are skinnier than the bottoms and it makes it hard to tell when it's ripe. On the package it shows a smooth skin but I'm still having crinkly skin, it hasn't smoothed out. Does this mean I should leave them on there longer? I don't want to wait til they are over-ripe before picking and losing flavor quality. Any help would be great! Thanks!

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jerseygardengirl

Ok guess my HTML didn't work for some reason. Here's a link to the pics.

Here is a link that might be useful: Oriental Express Cucumbers

    Bookmark   July 17, 2009 at 6:16PM
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deanriowa(4b)

Your cucumbers sounds pretty normal, and here is a link showing Oriental Express Cucumbers as you described. They really look like my Suhyo Long cucumbers.

If they 12" or so, I would pick them.

Dean

    Bookmark   July 17, 2009 at 11:22PM
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jerseygardengirl

TY so much! I have some that definitely need picking then. Appreciate the help =)

    Bookmark   July 18, 2009 at 12:11AM
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