Lebanese cucumbers are a sweet, short variety with dark green, thin skin. Its flesh is crisp and pale with tiny seeds. The continental or telegraph cucumber is dark green, long and thin, 30-35cm x 5cm, with a hook at one end.
But similar cucumbers have long been prized in the Mideast, and so they're often called “Lebanese cucumbers,” “Persian cucumbers,” etc. ... These have better flavor and texture than commercial slicing varieties, but they need to be wrapped in plastic to keep from drying out, and they're not as tasty as Persian cucumbers.
Lebanese cucumbers are small, smooth-skinned and mild tasting. In Australia, he said, this type of cucumber was attributed to the Lebanese community because migrants from Lebanon were the first to bring the seeds from their country and began planting them in their backyards.
Lebanese cucumbers are long and cylindrical in shape with dark green skin, white flesh and a crisp texture. They are smaller, and have smoother skin and a sweeter flavour than the common cucumber.
Space, Space and More Space. Lebanese cucumbers sprawl across the garden, with vines that grow 6 feet or more long. To contain the vigorous vines, a trellis placed on the north side of the garden, where it won't shade the other fruits and vegetables allows the cucumber vines to grow up instead of out.
English cucumbers, Cucumis sativus, were actually bred to create a cucumber without some of the more undesirable characteristics that this vegetable has, such as a tough outer skin, large seeds, and a bitter taste. They are also known as hothouse cucumber, burpless cucumber, seedless cucumber, and European cucumber.
Rinse under cool water, then slice or chop. Lebanese cucumbers have a thin skin so there's no need to peel them.
Slicing cucumbers, including the continental or Lebanese cucumber, have smooth skin, grow longer and are popular to eat raw.
Lebanese cucumbers are another type of burpless cucumber plant that has thin green skin and a sweet taste. Similar to English cucumbers, plump Lebanese cucumber are a seedless variety of cucumber. However, they are not as long as the English varieties.
Burpless cucumbers are cucumbers bred with no or reduced levels of cucurbitacin. This reduces bitterness and reportedly the likelihood of burping. Cucurbitacin is highest on the skin and stem of the cucumber fruit.
Burpless cucumber plants are vines; they must have something to climb onto so that fruits can develop and hang. The vines' tendrils cling onto the structures. ... Burpless cucumbers grow for about 62 days from seed to harvest.
Harvesting Burpless Cucumbers
If your burpless cucumber is 10 inches long, it's ready to be harvested. A uniform shape and color, firmness to the touch, and their crispness indicate it's time to snip them from the vine.
Like the burpless cucumber, Marketmore cukes are dark green and straight (unless they grow through a bit of the bedspring) and quite tasty. ... It's crisp flesh and mild flavor make it a favorite for cucumber salads and sandwiches. Straight 8 is an heirloom so you can save its seeds.
Burpless cucumbers are not suitable for making fermented pickles because they produce an enzyme causing the pickles to soften during fermentation. Smaller burpless cucumbers with small seeds may be suitable for making quick-process pickles.
Persian and English cucumbers can be used interchangeably in any recipe I have ever come across. They are both thin-skinned enough to be served unpeeled, and both are nearly seedless. (Persian cucumbers may have a few seeds).
The burpless cucumber varieties should be picked when they've reached just 1.5” in diameter. The larger cucumbers grow, the more chlorophyll fades causing the cucumbers to turn yellow or take on an orange tint and the taste becomes more bitter the larger they get.
Another thing to consider with cucumbers is that they are essentially vines and they need to climb. Pick a position that provides them with the right amount of sun and also gives them a bit of support. Fences and trellis do fine as do wire supports.
Burpless cucumbers are ready to harvest about 60 days after planting. The ideal time to pick burpless cucumbers is when they're about 8 inches (20 cm) long. Cut the stem with a knife or sharp scissors to avoid damaging the plant. Check the vines every couple of days for cucumbers that are ready to harvest.
Lebanese - the most popular variety to grow in Australia. They grow to between 15-20cm in length.
Lebanese cucumbers are at their best now so dress them up for the party season. Mix chopped pear, parsley and cucumber with olive oil and serve with smoked salmon. For high tea, make finger sandwiches with mayonnaise, thinly sliced cucumber, chopped walnuts and watercress.
Cucumbers do best in a well prepared soil with added fertiliser. We hope you enjoy these vegetable seeds, just another great example of vegetable seeds from Mr Fothergill's! ... Sow 4-5 seeds in clumps, later thin to two strongest seedlings. Allow 100cm (3ft) between rows and 40-50cm (16-20in) between clumps.