Cucumbers

Cucumber, Regular

Available year-round.

Garden cucumbers are the regular, less expensive and are usually coated in a thin wax that seals in moisture and protects them from bruising. Their skin tends to be thicker, which also lends a slightly more bitter taste than the English variety, and their overall shape is shorter and rounder than English cucumbers.

Cucumber, English

Available year-round.

English cucumbers, also known as hothouse, greenhouse or seedless cucumbers – are typically longer than the regular, garden variety and have a milder flavor. The skin is thinner and it contains smaller, less noticeable seeds making it easier to chew right through them. English cucumbers are often sold wrapped tightly in plastic and tend to be about a foot long.

Cucumber, Japanese

Available year-round.

Japanese cucumbers are similar to English cucumbers – firm, thin, long and an even dark-green color and the only difference is that the Japanese cucumber has prickly skin. Also, Japanese cucumbers have a slender, thin-skinned, never bitter and entirely edible. Used raw in salads, dips, sandwiches, sushi, and in oriental cooking.

Cucumber, Pickle

Available year-round.

Pickling cucumbers typically have thinner skins than regular garden cucumbers. The thinner skin allows for the vinegar and brine to better penetrate the skin and flavor during the pickling process. The little bumps on the skin is the trademark of a classic dill pickle.  The perfect pickling cucumber is petite and crunchy. Perfect in salads, sandwiches, burgers or as a snack.

Cucumber, Lemon*

Available in the summer months.

Heirloom | Lemon cucumbers are tender and sweet, great for salads and/or pickling. It’s appearance looks very similar to a lemon, but don’t be fool by the unusual ball shape. They have a clean, crisp taste and are never bitter. Normal-sized vines yield heavily and for a long time.

Cucumber, Serpent*

Available in the summer months.

Heirloom | Also known as Painted Serpent. A rare Armenian-type cucumber that is actually a melon. Unusual, slightly fuzzy, slightly ridged with dark and light green stripes. Painted Serpent is sweeter than most cucumbers but also a bit morecrisper.

Cucumber, Armenian*

Available in the summer months.

Heirloom | A.K.A Striped Cucumbers. It is not a true cucumber, but it is a member of the melon family and has a cantaloupe-like aroma when sliced. Delicious and different.

Armenian cucumber is flexuous, long and slender, has a similar appearance of a cucumber inside and not to mention tastes like a cucumber. Known for its 24 inch long in length that’s great for slicing and pickling. It has a mild flavor and yellow flesh with high yields.

Cucumber, Watermelon*

Available in the summer months.

Heirloom | A.K.A Mexican Cucumber. The most adorable watermelon-looking fruit. Watermelon cucumber is a mix between a cucumber and a watermelon; hence, the name, Watermelon Cucumber. It has red, fiberless flesh and a tough semi-thick green rind often used for making watermelon rind pickles. It tastes refreshing just like a traditional cucumber and tangy due to its flavor profile. Works great in cocktails – nothing screams summer quite like a pretty pink watermelon cocktail.

Cucumber, Persian

Avaialble year-round.

Persian cucumbers is another common green-skinned cucumber that has soft tiny seeds that you only notice if you look really close, a thin skin that is easy to chew, a very mild, even slightly sweet flavor, a soft firmness that makes them super versatile and petite in size, no more than 5 inch long. They also work great for slicing and pickling.

For information about seasonality and availability, please inquire with your VegiWorks’ Sales Representative for more details.