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Cucumbers

General Cucumber Info

Cucumbers are sensitive to chilling injury at temperatures below 45 degrees F. Cucumbers are mainly water; once harvested they tend to shrivel very fast, making them more difficult to store with good quality.

How to Ripen Cucumber

Cucumbers stored in a location above 50 degrees will continue to ripen; however, they tend to turn yellow.

Short Term Cucumber Storage

Cucumbers do best with cool, moist storage; store cucumbers in a plastic bag in the refrigerator, or loose in the crisper portion of the refrigerator to absorb the humidity of the surrounding air. Cucumbers will hold their quality for 10 to 14 days.

Cut cucumbers can be securely wrapped in plastic and refrigerated for 2 or 3 days.

Cucumber Long Term Storage

Pickling is the best way to store young cucumbers for a long time.

Cucumber Side Notes

There are two basic types of cucumbers: slicing cucumbers which are eaten fresh; and those used for pickling.
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