So, tomatoes and zucchini aren't the only BIG produce we've harvested from the garden this year! We're also growing monster sized cucumbers! This photo can be a little deceiving... Just how big do you think those cucumbers really are?
Let me show you...
They are Armenian cucumbers. I received some seeds last year in a seed exchange and decided to plant a few of the seeds beneath the tree branch trellis. A few days ago, Alan and I decided to harvest a few...
This side of the cucumber was against the ground and didn't get much sun. Amazingly enough, with all the BUGS we've got this year, they have very little bug damage. The vines did get pretty beat up during the two storms we've had, though. The wind really damaged some of the leaves.
Here is Alan holding the three cucumbers we picked. They measure 26.5" & 5lbs, 22" & 5lbs, 22" & 4.75lbs. That's a LOTTA cucumber! And, by the way, the "smaller" two cucumbers in the first photo are ordinary slicing cucumbers, and both weighed .75lb each.
I knew you'd want to see the inside of one of the large cucumbers, so I snapped a photo after I sliced off what we ate for dinner that night. It was very crispy, juicy, and had excellent flavor. We'll happily grow these again!
I'm saving seeds ... perhaps I'll do a give-away!