Friday, November 29, 2019

Mostly Dark Leccese

What is sometimes advertised, but I have yet to grow myself, is a completely dark Carosello Leccese. As a side note: Spuredda means the same thing as Carosello, so what I the seed companies basically say is that it is a "Carosello Carosello" Leccese. I have worked to grow this variety out and I am still working on finding a completely purely dark line. When I planted out my seed at the chicken garden, I was expecting a lot more completely dark Carosello Leccese than not. The variety shown in this post is from the seed source that I am currently using for my Carosello Leccese dark seed for CucumberShop.

The mostly dark splotched Carosello Leccese

The completely dark Leccese are on the bottom right

August 11th, 2018.

August 14th

August 14th

When harvesting this variety, I found the flesh to be slightly crunchy (not too stiff) and the flesh to have adequate water content.

The plants were put into the ground somewhere before July 11th, 2018 and grew them out until somewhere around September 8th. Much of the fruit grew slowly – mainly due to the poor fertility of the rocky soil.

August 23rd

August 30th

September 8th

My mostly dark Carosello Leccese is definitely a variety worth either saving or finding a better seed source for (to find a more truly dark color) so that I can continue to grow it out in the future.

The mostly dark Carosello Spuredda Leccese

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