Salt and Pepper Cucumbers
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Salt and Pepper cucumbers are roughly three to five inches long and are initially white-skinned with black spikes. The appearance of the immature cucumber was the inspiration for the name “Salt and Pepper”. When these hybrid cucumbers mature, the skin turns a pale yellow; growing darker the longer the cucumber is left on the vine. The flesh within is very pale with a greenish center full of translucent seeds. The ratio of seeds to flesh is optimal for fresh eating. Salt and Pepper cucumbers have a crisp texture and a good heirloom flavor.
Salt and Pepper cucumbers are available during the mid to late-summer months.
Salt and Pepper Cucumbers are one of the first modern vegetables bred specifically (but not exclusively) for organic production. These cucumbers were carefully chosen due to the combination of disease resistance and a quality heirloom flavor.
The pale yellow Salt and Pepper cucumbers are best for eating fresh and pickling. Use in salads, cold pasta dishes or add garnish and serve as a hors d'oeuvre. The flavor can be enhanced by any number of pickling herbs or spices.
Cornell University developed the Salt and Pepper cucumber using their “Marketmore” series which is bred specifically for disease resistance, particularly powdery mildew. Salt and Pepper cucumbers are a hybrid of Cornell’s “Marketmore 97” variety and the Maine heirloom variety Boothby’s Blonde. The disease resistant Marketmore 97 combined with the heirloom quality and flavor of the Boothby’s Blonde resulted in a cold-tolerant, disease resistant organic vegetable, suited for production. Salt and Pepper cucumbers can be found growing in backyard gardens, at local farmer’s markets and are well suited to grow in a variety of climates.
Recipes that include Salt and Pepper Cucumbers. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Cooking with Siri||Instant Dosavakaya (Dosa Avakai) (Yellow Cucumber Pickle)|
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