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Oriental Express Cucumbers question (Pic)

Posted by jerseygardengirl 6b NJ (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 17, 09 at 18:15

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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RE: Oriental Express Cucumbers question (Pic)

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

RE: Oriental Express Cucumbers question (Pic)

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.


RE: Oriental Express Cucumbers question (Pic)

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

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