Here's a delicious cucumber from a great seed company - Renee's Garden Seeds.
I was recently talking with someone about how Chinese cucumbers tend to have fewer and smaller seeds, thinner skins, and are often more crisp and sweet as well. Many gardeners have already been growing them! Before they were labelled more descriptively and accurately, cucumbers may have been described on seed packets as "burpless". If they were longer and thinner than your typical supermarket cucumber, they were most likely Chinese cucumbers such as the 'Suyo Long' below.
The person I talked to said, "Sounds like it's all upside". Yes, they're like your favorite cucumber but better in every way. Try growing 'Suyo Long' this summer and let me know what you think! Be sure to join The Chinese Kitchen Garden's Facebook group to be a part of the conversation.
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I'm Wendy Kiang-Spray, gardener, home cook, and author of The Chinese Kitchen Garden. Learn more about the book here. Enjoy the blog and be sure to like The Chinese Kitchen Garden Facebook page for notifications when there are new posts.