Slicing Cucumbers are long, dark green, typically with a smooth skin. The slicing cucumber is historically known to have large seeds inside. However, with our new varieties grown in a hot house environment, enables us to produce a delicious thin skinned cucumber with small almost non-existent seeds. Always select a firm green cucumber, and avoid ones with soft sunken spots, or wrinkled tips. Keep the cucumber fresh and cool in your refrigerator, as it will maintain for several days in low temperatures. Always wash the outside of the cucumber prior to consuming.
Storage, Ripening (if any) and Handling
- Cut of whole, store in a plastic bag
Cucumbers have been growing around human dwellings since at least 7750 B.C., coming originally from India and Burma to Europe.
The Roman emperor, Tiberius, grew cucumbers in carts and ordered his slaves to wheel them around to catch the sun. He ate them saturated in wine.