Cucumbers

Overall Rating:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 18

88.9% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
< Previous | 1 of 4 | Next >
 

1 out of 1 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

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

11 out of 13 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

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

16 out of 18 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

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

14 out of 15 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Tiffany
Location:
Viola, WI, United States
Date:
March 19, 2015
          4.0
 
Best Fridge Pickles
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? drought tolerant

What are the cons? spongey when too big

Review:

These make the BEST refrigerator pickles because unlike regular cucumbers they don't get soft. They will stay crunchy in the fridge for months. Good as fridge dills, bread & butters or spicy sweets.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

14 out of 14 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Kimveri
Location:
Las Vegas, NV, United States
Date:
March 6, 2015
          5.0
 
Best cuke ever
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Prolific, tender, sweet

What are the cons? prolific ;-)

Review:

As mentioned, this plant is prolific! It covered our raised bed here in hot Las Vegas & by mid-summer was attempting to dip its tendrils into the pool 15 feet away! It seemed to thrive in the heat, shaded its own soil wonderfully, & did not react to the few pests we had in early summer. We irrigate below the soil's surface & actually dialed back on watering for this beauty. We had previously tried the more familiar varieties of cukes, with no success - too hot It produced fabulous 10-14 inch fruits daily - we gave them away by the armloads! Everyone loved them & asked for more! No need to peel - skin is thin & never bitter. Even the larger fruits, once cut & de-seeded, are excellent to eat - just keep in a plastic bag so the "frost-free" refrigerator doesn't dehydrate them. I've kept them 10 days in this fashion. I also made refrigerator pickles with these - bread&butter style, as well as a cold-pack spicy dill & a classic kosher dill. The pickles were a hit & were incredibly crisp.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
< Previous | 1 of 4 | Next >
 
close (X)