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Old April 15, 2017   #16
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Viridis F1 is the best tasting cucumber I've ever had, bar none.
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Old April 15, 2017   #17
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Deborah,

YES! I love pickling cucumbers raw. Sometimes they need to be peeled, true. They're so much crunchier and they don't have that watery seed mass inside. For years I grew Snow's Fancy Pickling but that last few years I've grown Sumter and it seems to fight the mildew about a month longer. I use them for both pickles and salads.
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Old April 15, 2017   #18
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Well.... OK....
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I stopped buying those disgusting dark green waxed burp-less cucumbers in the store years ago.
ALL I buy is the small pickling cucumbers.
My extra goat gene allows me to eat skin bumps and all.
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Worth, you gotta try Sweet Success. Parthenocarpic is the true burpless. The plant can't make viable seeds. There are what look like tiny seeds inside them, but they are just a husk; they dry to nothing. I don't grow a lot of them, because I hate buying seeds, but it is one great cuke for eating.
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Old April 15, 2017   #21
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Strait Eight

We grew one that was lemon. It was interesting with a bold taste and no shelf life to speak of.
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Old April 16, 2017   #22
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Sweet Success, Diva, and Suyo Long are my favorites. From 2 mounds of Sweet Success plants I got enough cukes to can 30 pints of pickle slices (Dill and Bread & Butter). Diva wasn't as productive but I love the taste. And Suyo Long looks so interesting sliced in salads.

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Lemon is to be picked small and still green this is a mistake many people make with it.

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Old April 16, 2017   #24
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National Pickling, is my favorite slicer.
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Old April 17, 2017   #25
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Cross country.
http://www.durgan.org/2015/July%2020...ucumbers/HTML/ 8 July 2015 Cross Country Cucumbers
Cucumbers have stated to produce. Cross country is excellent for juicing and slicing, and pickling. The hybrid is most prolific.The female flower emerges with a small cuke attached and the male without. It is possible to pollinate with a small paint brush. If the female is not pollinated then the cuke dies and falls off. With the shortage of bees in my garden I contemplated hand pollination, but apparently not necessary now, since fruit is forming.
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Old August 2, 2017   #26
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My favorite is General Lee- it has the real old fashioned crunch and is not watery like some newer varieties are. Also love Armenian--
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In our parts, 'Lebanese' cucumber tastes great. I grew it last year and got great tasting fruit before the plant succumbed to the beetles.

https://www.seeds-organic.com/collec...anese-cucumber
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