Huckleberries resemble tiny blueberries in appearance. Their flavor is similar yet what differentiates them is that have a floral, intense sweet-tart flavor and aroma.
The Gold beet is made up of both an edible root and edible leaves. The root is pale orange, swollen and globular, reaching sizes of up to four inches in diameter. The root's variegated golden-orange flesh is firm, earthy and sweet.
Inventory, 20 lbs : 3.77
This item was last sold on : 09/01/14
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.
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|Waters Catering||San Diego CA||619-276-8803 ex 4|
|The Shores||La Jolla CA||858-459-8271|
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|Piatti||San Diego CA||858-454-1589|
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|Friends of Specialty Produce||San Diego CA||619-295-3173|
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|The Compass||Carlsbad CA||760-419-8343|
|Lodge at Torrey Pines Main||San Diego CA||858-453-4420|
|VIP||San Diego CA||619-295-3173|
|Snooze-Del Mar||San Diego CA||888-703-5300|
|Festivities Catering||San Diego CA||858-586-2121|
|Zeetogroup||San Diego CA||619-955-8558|
|Pour House||Oceanside CA||760-730-5944|
|ARHE Cuisine Corporation||San Diego CA||619-508-0849|
|Starlite||San Diego CA||619-358-9766|
|Brigantine Escondido||Escondido CA||760-743-4718|
|Miho Gastrotruck||San Diego CA||619-867-4295|
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|Home Kitchen Culture||San Diego CA||619-302-7655|
|Stingaree||San Diego CA||619-544-0867|
|Sushi Ota||San Diego CA||858-270-5047|
|Gaslamp Union Kitchen & Tap||San Diego CA||619-654-3736|
|Pizzeria Mozza-San Diego||San Diego CA||619-376-4353|
|The Farm Golf Club||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-756-5585|
|Bread & Cie Bakery||San Diego CA||619-688-1788|
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|Allure Restaurant||San Diego CA||619-236-0800|
|Fish Public||San Diego CA||619-281-4014|
|Snooze H.C, LLC||San Diego CA||619-500-3344|
|West Steak and Seafood||Carlsbad CA||760-930-9100|
|Inn at Rancho Santa Fe||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-381-8289|
|J six||San Diego CA||619-531-8744|
|Bertrand at Mr A's||San Diego CA||619-239-1377|
|Great News Cooking School||San Diego CA||888-478-2433|
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Recipes that include Persian Cucumbers. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Keep the Peas||Grapefruit Cucumber Smoothie|
|Two Peas and Their Pod||Asian Quinoa Salad|
|Modern Beet||Mint and Parsley Salad with Persian Cucumbers|
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