When the Okinawan yam is cooked, its rich purple color intensifies. It can be stored up to six week s in a cool dry location.
Baby celery is hydroponically grown, with long, thin stalks and mature, full leaves. Similar in size to cilantro or parsley, baby celery has an intense celery flavor that is much stronger than that mature celery heads.
Inventory, 20 lbs : 6.10
This item was last sold on : 12/10/13
Persian cucumbers are available year round.
Technically, all cucumbers, Cucumis sativus, are a fruit but are treated and eaten as a vegetable. They are members of the gourd family Cucurbitaceae. There are three classifications of cucumbers: slicing, burpless and pickling. Persian cucumbers, AKA Beit Alpha, have become the pinnacle variety of burpless cucumbers. Though they are simply marketed as Persian cucumbers, there are several different cultivars of Persian cucumbers, both heirloom and hybrid, including Figaro and Cordito.
Persian cucumbers deliver a trifecta of qualities that set them apart from what we know as common garden cucumbers. Their skin is smooth, thin and perfectly textured, their flesh is crisp, sweet, succulent, and void of developed seeds. They have an amazing capacity to retain water and to remain cool. The interior flesh may be up to twenty degrees cooler than the skin. The perfect Persian cucumber measures 4 to 6 inches in length, as this is the size when it is at its peak of sweetness. If allowed to grow bigger, bitter tasting seeds can develop which compromises the cucumber's sweetness.
Although Persian cucumbers enjoy the classification as a burpless variety, their culinary utilities are much more versatile, as they can be treated as a slicer and even a pickling cucumber out of both choice and necessity. Thus, you can use Persian cucumbers in a multitude of applications to provide both textural and flavor qualities. Persian cucumbers can absorb other flavors quite quickly, which gives them the opportunity to act as a vehicle for spices in a short period of time. Consider using Persian cucumbers as a salad ingredient, for salsas and creamy dressings. They are a great cooling ingredient in hot dishes, make a perfect accoutrement to roasted fish and lamb, pair well with mint, chiles, mustard, cumin, citrus and fresh cheeses, such as chevre, feta and cotija.
Persian cucumbers are perhaps the most historic cucumber, their origins lying in the Fertile Crescent where North Africa meets the Middle East. Their cultivation evolved from a kibbuts in North Israel. Kibbutz are traditionally agricultural communities whose economy is reliant on the crops they collectively raise. Persian cucumbers have since created a success for agricultural communities throughout both the Old and New World. They thrive in warm, dry, arid climates, most productively though, within greenhouses, protected from nature's elements, which can contribute to disease, flawed skin and of course, pests. Persian cucumbers have experienced a surge of popularity in the United States since the late 20th Century and are often replacing common cucumber varieties at both farmers markets and specialty markets as consumers prefer their taste, texture and versatility.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|The Wine Pub||San Diego CA||619-758-9325|
|Claire's on Cedros||Solana Beach CA||858-259-8597|
|Voila||La Jolla CA||858-729-0969|
|Table 926||San Diego CA||858-539-0926|
|Toast Catering||san diego CA||858.208.9422|
|Cafe Chloe||San Diego CA||619-232-3242|
|Firefly Beach||San Diego CA||619-222-6440|
|Alchemy Restaurant||San Diego CA||619-255-0616|
|Stingaree||San Diego CA||619-544-0867|
|D Bar SoCal||San Diego CA||619-632-7644|
|The Kebab Shop (Encinites)||Encinitas CA||760-634-9822|
|Cueva Bar||San Diego CA||619-269-6612|
|Roppongi||San Diego CA||858-551-5252|
|Alchemy Catering||San Diego CA||619-253-8311|
|Salad Style||San Diego CA||619-255-6731|
|Snooze H.C, LLC||San Diego CA||619-500-3344|
|Golden Door||San Marcos CA||760-761-4142|
|Fish Public||San Diego CA||619-281-4014|
|Pacific Beach Ale House||San Diego CA||858-581-2337|
|Burlap||San Diego CA||858 369 5700|
|Snooze-Del Mar||San Diego CA||888-703-5300|
|The Rose Wine Pub on 30th||San Diego CA||619-280-1815|
|The Compass||Carlsbad CA||760-419-8343|
|La Costa Blue Fire||Carlsbad CA||760-930-7063|
|Bertrand at Mr A's||San Diego CA||619-239-1377|
|Car's Jars||San Diego CA||619-278-8011|
|Hilton San Diego Gaslamp||San Diego CA||619-231-4040|
|West Steak and Seafood||Carlsbad CA||760-930-9100|
|Tapenade||San Diego CA||858-551-7500|
|Lauberge Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-259-1515|
|The Tavern||Coronado CA||602-628-5890|
|Waters Catering||San Diego CA||619-276-8803 ex 4|
|Crust Pizzeria||Carlsbad CA||760-944-1111|
|Empire House Urban Palate||San Diego CA||619-278-8175|
|Davanti Enoteca El Camino Real||San Diego CA||858-519-5060|
|Tiger Tiger||San Diego CA||619 764 5475|
|The Shores||La Jolla CA||858-459-8271|
|Searsucker||San Diego CA||619-233-7327|
|Ritual Tavern||San Diego CA||619-283-1618|
|Miho Gastrotruck||San Diego CA||619-867-4295|
|Sea Rocket Bistro||San Diego CA||619-255-7049|
|Bread & Cie Café||San Diego CA||619-683-9322|
|Lodge at Torrey Pines Main||San Diego CA||858-453-4420|
|The Farm House Cafe||San Diego CA||619-269-9662|
|J six||San Diego CA||619-531-8744|
Recipes that include Persian Cucumbers. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Rosemary and The Goat||Cucumber Soup|
|Two Peas and Their Pod||Asian Quinoa Salad|
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Near San Diego, California, United States
About 149 days ago, 7/15/13
Spotter's comments : I like mine with a squeeze of lime and a sprinkle of salt.
gaijin noodle house
Near San Diego, California, United States
About 204 days ago, 5/21/13
Spotter's comments : Persian Cucumbers spotted at gaijin noodle house.
Near Cardiff, California, United States
About 208 days ago, 5/17/13
Santa Monica Farmers Market
Near Santa Monica, California, United States
About 266 days ago, 3/20/13
Spotter's comments : Beylik Farms have Persian cucumbers year round.
Sprouts East Lake
Near Chula Vista, California, United States
About 274 days ago, 3/12/13