Sunday, December 11, 2011

little leaf cucumber

Today's painting is of Little Leaf Cucumber:

They are little cucumbers with little leaves, extremely cute. :) We grew these at Twin Oaks for pickling. They fit right in the jars and were yummy too. They were also very convenient because we could easily explain which cucumbers were for slicing and which were for pickling when we were having new people harvest. The picklers were the ones with the little leaves that you harvested when they were longer than around the size of your pinky finger, and the slicers were the ones with big leaves that you harvested when they were full and round if you looked straight at the end, instead of sort of triangular, like the under ripe ones were. This variety of cucumber, the SESE catalog tells me, was developed and released by the University of Arkansas in 1990.

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