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Old April 14, 2017   #1
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With so many slicers to choose from,what's your choice?Posted in the wrong forum index by accident.I would like to move this to the correct index but can't find out how to delete this.Sorry.

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Lemon is the only one i grow. Does well for me in my climate. 5 or 6 vines at the end of my
pea/bean trellis bed. Thin skinned so no peeling. Minor tiny tender seeds so no seeding.
(picked small-ish). Great fresh fridge pickles, (i don't 'can'). I can get great cukes at local farm stands very cheap if i need that. So Lemon is my choice for the home garden.

They do have small 'needles' like cactus but slide right off easily with a glove in a water rinse bath.
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With so many slicers to choose from,what's your choice?Posted in the wrong forum index by accident.I would like to move this to the correct index but can't find out how to delete this.Sorry.
I bought Garden Sweet Burpless today.I'm in zone 6b.
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Sweet success, excelsior, h-19 little leaf, salt & pepper are my main crops with cucamelon and lemon as novelty/uniques.
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Sweet Success is the only cuke I'll eat. I like pickles, but not enough to pick cucumbers every day. Most people near me grow only picklers, and eat the large ones fresh, which turns my stomach and made me hate cukes for most of my life.
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Japanese soyu in hanging baskets or in the ground with a fence to climb on.
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Strait eight and market more 76.
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Sweet Success and Tasty Green.
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People eat those bumpy picklers raw? Ick!
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I do I love them real cucumber taste cant beat it.
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I bought Garden Sweet Burpless today.I'm in zone 6b.
I think you made a good choice. Garden Sweet is my wife's favorite slicing cucumber. I've been growing them for the last 4 years with great results. Very prolific production growing vertically with long straight cukes. I end up with so many that I end up taking bags to a former coworker who also loves them. I got my seeds from Morgan County.
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I was wondering if I made a good choice.I looked up some of the best slicers before I went to Lowes.They have a good selection and found Burpees Garden Sweet.
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General Lee is my favorite- it is super crunchy- my pet peeve is a watery textured cucumber- love Armenian cukes, too.
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It depends on the soil, in my opinion, but in our garden, I like Monika, so far. Beit Alpha is a good one, too. Neither get bitter (although quite old Beit Alpha fruits do get sour like lemons—not bitter, though).

Bushy seems to be an excellent one in my friend's garden, but it didn't prosper in ours (and it was very bitter when over-ripe in our garden); I mostly had it in pickles (which were excellent), but the fresh one I had from my friend was pretty good.

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