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The taste of these is generally bitter-free and the taste is not offensive. This is considered a compliment to the variety given that I do not care for the Beit Alpha class generally speaking.
Though some people may love Lebanese cucumber varieties, I would dare anyone to even attempt to have a blind taste competition between any Beit Alpha cucumber compared to something like a Meloncella Fasciata (Striped Carosello Leccese) or a Tondo Barese.
In any case, if you are looking for a fast-maturing, smooth thin-skinned cucumber variety with decent texture and tolerable taste, this is definitely the one for you.
Friday, October 1, 2021
The National Pickling Cucumber is a consistent blocky cucumber that is pretty solid.
The vines had no disease or pests concerns on the plant and the fruit grew at a steady rate until I was done growing them.
Additionally, the vines grew to a medium length before setting fruit and the fruit is dense-fleshed.
I would say that, if you are looking for a consistent average pickling cucumber, National Pickling is the one for you