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Old January 6, 2022   #32
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: In the snowy desert of SE Idaho
Posts: 106

My favorites are Beit Alpha, Shintokiwa, Telegraph Improved and Miniature White (for containers). I grow outdoors, in the ground and a few patio containers and don't have time to fuss over plants more than helping the occasional vine onto the trellis. I prefer thin skins that don't need peeling. I try about 6-8 slicing cucumbers and about the same amount of pickling each year and for slicers these are so far the most dependable and delicious for me. I don't usually spend the money on hybrids since the few times I have they didn't impress me. They always seem like they want to be babied in a greenhouse or something, the vigor just isn't there in my experience, and since I am usually happy with flavor and production of the OPs I am not really motivated to keep trying the hybrids.
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