Cucumbers

Overall Rating:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 20

85.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
RichieShinebox
Location:
East Islip, NY, United States
Date:
November 17, 2016
          1.0
 
Got nothing
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? None

What are the cons? Did not develop any Cucumbers

Review:

Planted these next to Telegraph Improved Cucumbers in late April/early May. The Telegraph were prolific. I got some male buds on the Armenian, however, the plants never seemed to develop. They wilted and died approximately two months after I planted them in the garden from the seed start trays. The telegraph were going strong. I don't know if this was an outlier or if the vine borers found these more attractive than the Telegraphs, but I planted approx. 6 armenian cucs and 6 telegraphs. The vine borers eventually got to all my cucs by the end of the summer. Most likely will try the Armenians one more eeason. If I get the same result, I'll be done with them for good in my area.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
NorCal Gardener
Location:
Kelseyville, CA, United States
Date:
September 30, 2016
          5.0
 
Shannon
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? We love it cooked

What are the cons? Not as crispy as usual cukes

Review:

Lordy! When these started producing, it was overwhelming. We discovered that we don't like these as much as conventional cukes in salads. They are VERY solid and meaty. So I looked up cooking cukes on a whim. Delightful! We saute these in a mix of avocado oil and butter, add a bit of garlic and/or tarragon or basil and happily eat the results. Special note: my husband is allergic to regular cucumbers, which is why I tried these since they're in the melon family. He can eat them just fine!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Schmeemers
Location:
Grants Pass, OR, United States
Date:
August 1, 2016
          5.0
 
Tasty excellent producer
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Flavor, texture, production

What are the cons? slow until fast

Review:

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.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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13 out of 15 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
CaliforniaGirl
Location:
Sacramento, CA, United States
Date:
December 2, 2015
          5.0
 
Cool as a Cucumber Can Be
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow

What are the cons? Susceptible to disease

Review:

Dude! These are awesome! They germinated without a problem and grew up my 10' tall tomato cage I made with a little help here and there. If you grow them vertically, they grow nice and straight. Pick them before they get too long and turn chubby, although they never turn bitter, at least for me they didn't. Just a little less flavorful at the bigger size. I pickled these alongside my Beit Alpha cucumbers (another good variety sold here) and they turned out just as yummy. I mulched my garden this year with a nice, thick layer of fresh oak wood chips to beat the nasty drought California is experiencing. It really made a huge difference. Hardly ever had to water my cucumbers, and we all know how much water cucumbers suck up. I will say they are moderately prolific. We were always eating them, every single day, but we were able to keep up with their productivity, in a household of 2 adults and 4 kiddos. Love these!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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17 out of 19 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Esther
Location:
Grass Valley, CA, United States
Date:
March 30, 2015
          5.0
 
Wonderful
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Not bitter, tender

What are the cons? None

Review:

Grew this type on a trellis, and the fruit was so delicious, tender and no bitterness. No peeling. We loved them sliced with salt and pepper. Intend to grow again.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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