Witch Fingers Grapes
Witch Finger table grapes have elongated purple drupes. They look like small maroon chili peppers, tightly clustered together on bright green stems.
Wild Rice Shoots
The actual Wild Rice plant grows from 1.2 to 2.4 m in height and its leaves, when fully elongated, measure from 30 to 60 cm in length. The enlarged shoots are harvested, and the upper leaves cut off showing only the shoot with husk-like wrapper leaves.
Inventory, 20 lbs : 5.95
This item was last sold on : 03/10/14
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.
|Waters Catering||San Diego CA||619-276-8803 ex 4|
|Table 926||San Diego CA||858-539-0926|
|Aztec Shops Catering||San Diego CA||619-594-7641|
|The Compass||Carlsbad CA||760-419-8343|
|Plan Cha||La Mesa CA||619-213-4277|
|The Rose Wine Pub on 30th||San Diego CA||619-280-1815|
|Crust Pizzeria||Carlsbad CA||760-944-1111|
|Fish Public||San Diego CA||619-281-4014|
|Alchemy Catering||San Diego CA||619-253-8311|
|New York on Rye||San Diego CA||760-650-6960|
|Pizzeria Mozza-San Diego||San Diego CA||619-376-4353|
|UCSD Food & Nutrition Department Hillcrest||San Diego CA||619-543-2764|
|The Farm House Cafe||San Diego CA||619-269-9662|
|Wynola Flats Produce||Julian CA||760-765-2979|
|Brooklyn Girl||San Diego CA||619-296-4600|
|Snooze H.C, LLC||San Diego CA||619-500-3344|
|K Pasta||Imperial Beach CA||619-934-3133|
|Alchemy Restaurant||San Diego CA||619-255-0616|
|La Costa Blue Fire||Carlsbad CA||760-930-7063|
|Pacific Beach Ale House||San Diego CA||858-581-2337|
|Empire House Urban Palate||San Diego CA||619-278-8175|
|Davanti Enoteca India St.||San Diego CA||619-237-9606|
|Lodge at Torrey Pines Main||San Diego CA||858-453-4420|
|Roppongi||San Diego CA||858-551-5252|
|Searsucker||San Diego CA||619-233-7327|
|West Steak and Seafood||Carlsbad CA||760-930-9100|
|Giuseppe Restaurants & Fine Catering||San Diego CA||760-822-3593 sal|
|Cafe Chloe||San Diego CA||619-232-3242|
|The Shores||La Jolla CA||858-459-8271|
|Bread & Cie Café||San Diego CA||619-683-9322|
|Ritual Tavern||San Diego CA||619-283-1618|
|Stingaree||San Diego CA||619-544-0867|
|Saiko Sushi||Coronado CA||619-435-0868|
|Claire's on Cedros||Solana Beach CA||858-259-8597|
|Craft Pizza Company||San Diego CA||877-897-8792|
|Bertrand at Mr A's||San Diego CA||619-239-1377|
|Snooze-Del Mar||San Diego CA||888-703-5300|
|Voila||La Jolla CA||858-729-0969|
|Indulchi||Chula Vista CA||919-235-1697|
|J six||San Diego CA||619-531-8744|
|Root Cellar Catering Co.||San Diego CA||760-846-2092|
|Catamaran||San Diego CA||858-488-1081|
|Davanti Enoteca El Camino Real||San Diego CA||858-519-5060|
|Gelato Vero Café||San Diego CA||619-295-9269|
|The Glass Door||San Diego CA||619-544-0164|
|Sushi Bar Nippon||San Diego CA||619-544-9779|
Recipes that include Persian Cucumbers. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Rosemary and The Goat||Cucumber Soup|
|Asian Dumpling Tips||Japaneses Braised Pork Belly Buns|
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Simply Fresh Produce 1942 S. Pinellas Ave. Tarpon
Near Tarpon Springs, Florida, United States
About 4 days ago, 3/07/14
Rouses in mandeville Near Lacombe, Louisiana, United States
About 50 days ago, 1/20/14
Specialty Produce Near San Diego, California, United States
About 239 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 294 days ago, 5/21/13
Spotter's comments : Persian Cucumbers spotted at gaijin noodle house.
Trader Joes Near Cardiff, California, United States
About 299 days ago, 5/17/13
Santa Monica Farmers Market Near Santa Monica, California, United States
About 357 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 364 days ago, 3/12/13