What are the pros? Flavor, texture, production
What are the cons? slow until fast
If picked at the correct size, these will beat out darn near any other cucumber. I'm also growing an excellent burpless variety of traditional cucumber that is a VERY good cucumber, but these just win. The flesh to seed ratio is excellent- they are thick fleshed with tiny seeds. There is no perceptible skin, unlike even the best burpless cucumber. True cucumber taste with absolutely no bitterness or numbness (not sure if anyone else gets that from the cucumber skin, but it can be a bit distracting for me). Clip, chill, slice and serve with a little salt and pepper for a truly refreshing snack. Or add to a pitcher of water, also so refreshing.
The con- the male flowers arrive first on this plant and get you all excited for fruits. There obviously wont be any until the female flowers open, pollinate and turn into fruits. My zucchini and true cuke produced fruit a couple weeks before this guy. But now that he's taken off, it's a very prolific plant.
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