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Cucumbers for Pickling: They’re Not All Alike

This year’s pickling varieties, each at about 4 to 4 1/2 inches long Whenever I start talking about cucumber varieties, people give me that look that says, You are weirder than I ever imagined. Why isn’t cucumber breeding a more … Continue reading

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An Excellent Pickler

My new favorite pickling cucumber has a name that’s a mouthful: Vorgebirgstrauben. It’s a European type, with abundant little prickles instead of scanty warts. This cucumber is thicker than skinny French cornichon types, but unlike most American pickling cucumbers it … Continue reading

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