GARDEN + GARDENING + GARDENING TIPS & ADVICE

SITE MAP :: CONTACT US
Garden + Gardening + Gardening Tips & Advice

Harvesting - Cucumber





Fast Facts




Planting to Harvest Pickling: 48 to 58 days Slicing: 62 to 72 days
Average Yield 15 pounds per plant
Recommended planting for a family of five 30 feet of row
Recommended Uses Boil, steam, stir-Fry/Saute, Braise/Stew, Bake, Deep Fry, Raw, or pickled


Additional Information



Harvest Recommendations

Pickling: pick when small, 1"-3" long. Do not damage vine when picking; use a sharp knife, or hold the vine with one hand and give a quick snap to the cucumber.

Slicing: Pick slicers at about 6" to 8" long, but before they start to turn yellow or they will stop producing, and be pithy and soft. Larger slicers should be picked before they reach 10" long.

To increase and extend the harvest, fruits should be picked before they mature.

Harvest fruits in the morning when they are cool and firm. They tend to shrivel easily because they are 96% water.

Storage and Preservation Methods

Cucumbers are best pickled or eaten fresh. They can be stored for a limited time in a cool (45 F) or temperate location (60-70 F). Do not cool cucumbers then leave them in a warm location because they will deteriorate quickly.

 





Cucumber

Tips

Cucumbers grow best in soil that is rich in organic matter.

 

ABOUT US :: GARDEN RESOURCES :: LINK TO US ::