Wednesday, September 9, 2009

first tall telegraph greenhouse cucumber

Picked the first Tall Telegraph greenhouse cucumber at the end of August. It's interesting that while the vine is laden with tiny cucumbers this one was full size. I've seen the same thing with lemon cucumbers. I wonder what causes that. Also interesting is that another vine, same variety and inches away, has a large one that is smooth skinned.

Flavor was fine. Bitter at the peel, not as sweet as I prefer, and young enough that there were scarcely any seeds. I'll have to let the next ones go longer and see how the flavor changes.

Made it into a nice salad with tomatoes and basil from the garden, with a drizzle of olive oil and splashes of white and seasoned rice vinegars.

Definitely need to get these started earlier next season.

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