Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Crystal Apple Cucumbers

A new variety in my garden. From what I read these gently flavored cucs  -- believed to be from China originally -- were once popular in Australia and New Zealand and made it to our shores in the 1930's. I found them at a local plant sale and decided to give them a try. I was out of town when some of these came ripe so I missed picking the fruits at their optimal 3" size. Still they don't get bitter. Even when the peels grow too tough to eat the flesh is still sweet and mellow.

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