Friday, April 19, 2024

The not so Long Green Cucumber

One of the problems that I have been noticing when growing cucumber varieties is that many of them have been changed over times – most likely through consolidation of what were heirloom varieties through seed companies working to cut corners. As with the “Bushy” cucumber, the Long Green doesn’t fully live up to its name.











While it the cucumbers that I grew from this variety were green, they were definitely not long. I’m not exactly sure what the situation is with this cultivar, but I am likely not going to undergo the work required to bring this variety back. I have so many other cultivars that I am working to save, that this particular one may end up becoming a variety of the past. For now, I am grateful that I had the opportunity to grow what some seed companies might call a not-so-long “Long Green” cucumber.

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