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Why Are Some Big Cucumbers NOT Ok to eat?

Most cucumbers sold in the supermarket are small to medium size, even though they can grow much bigger, so why aren't more larger sized cucumbers sold? Is it because the flavour of the cucumber decreases as the fruit gets bigger? Burpless cucumber variety (image above) The truth is, yes, sometimes older and larger cucumbers can taste awful

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Cucumber vine and hanging fruit on black plastic trellis

How And Why To Grow Cucumbers

This article was revised on 14 December 16 (a video I created was added towards the end of the post below – this gives some extra information on growing cucumbers and also how to ferment/pickle them).  Cucumbers, the phallic melon which takes pride of place displayed proudly in the fresh food section in supermarkets around

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