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Apple Cucumber

My Apple cucumbers are ready for picking. It’s been fun watching these grow throughout the summer. At one point I didn’t think we were going to get any but what seems like overnight I’ve suddenly have pairs of them dotted around and lurking under the leaves.

Definitely weird yet wonderful!

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Beautifully weird cucumbers

SUN…and not just a bit of yellow peeking around the the clouds when no one is looking either, but proper glorious sunshine. Instantly the tomatoes are out with shades, shorts and deck chairs to soak it all up and the odd cucumber plant I’d almost given up on does a few sit ups to the tune of ‘eye of the tiger’ – Yup, I’ve probably been out in the sunshine too long myself 🙂

Well let’s just hope it’s here to stay around for a bit longer. just in the nick of time too…summer, this year was almost cancelled.

So these cucumbers I’d almost given up? – well they’re the two funky varieties I was hoping to see the results of the most but until now they’ve pretty much sat there, slightly embarrassed whilst their regular cucumber producing brothers and sisters did so with wanton gust and quite frankly, the odd bit of unsportsmanlike showboating. Good eating though!

Apple Cucumbers

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Looking like things from 50’s B-Movies – White ‘cumber’s from Mars.

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Apple Cucumber

These where given to me as part of a heritage set of seeds by greenfingered sister-in-law. Up until then had never heard of a Apple Cucumber!

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This variety originates from Australian as far back at the 1900 and quite the fashionable item in edwardian times. It’s certainly different!

I’m quite looking forward to seeing what the results looks like and with any luck, we might get to sample one.

Looking at the packet instructions, they’re no different to growing regular Cucumbers and it’s about this time of year that I sow mine so will be adding these too. I’ll be back with progress as they (hopefully) begin to grow.

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