[Market-farming] Armenian cucumbers

Bill Shoemaker wshoemak at inil.com
Fri Jul 16 15:04:40 EDT 2004


Allen

    They can be allowed to get longer than most cucumbers before picking.
But the key is when the seeds begin to size up and mature. It's been awhile
since I've grown them but if I remember right. They're at their best at
about 15"-18" long. After that they begin to thicken and the seeds start
getting tougher. It certainly doesn't hurt to pick them smaller and they're
really tender then.

Bill Shoemaker
Sr Research Specialist, Food Crops
Univ of Illinois - St Charles Hort Research Center

-----Original Message-----
From: Allan Balliett <igg at igg.com>
To: Market Farming <market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org>
Date: Friday, July 16, 2004 1:01 PM
Subject: [Market-farming] Armenian cucumbers


>Somehow I planted a bunch of Armenian "SNAKE" cucumbers this year. If
>you don't kown what they are, they wind their way out to about 5ft
>long overnight. How am I supposed to be handling these beauties?
>Should I be picking them at 6inches, or does size count? -Allan
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