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Cucumber 'Armenian'

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Cucumber 'Armenian'

Cucumber 'Armenian'

Courtesy of Territorial Seed Company
Cucumbers are so ubiquitous in salads we barely notice them. We've basically grown the one same slicing type of cucumbers for decades. New varieties have been sneaking into the produce aisle at specialty prices. One of the best tasting varieties is 'Armenian', a long, ribbed, pale green fruit that is so tender it doesn't need peeling.

OK, it looks a little prehistoric and funky. Trust me, it's a good vegetable for double daring your kid brother to eat.

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