Persian cucumber is a variety of cucumber which is provided in raw and cooked forms and is often used in pickling due to its crispy skin.
Persian cucumbers are commonly used as a slicing cucumber for salads and appetizers, although their crisp texture also makes them suitable for pickling.
As a tropical fruit, the plant requires a minimum soil temperature of 70 degrees Fahrenheit and at least six hours of full sun each day.
When planting cucumbers, choose a site that has adequate drainage and fertile soil.
Good soil will have plenty of organic matter, such as compost.
Adding compost to the soil will help get your cucumbers from the beginning.
Applying an organic fertilizer such as manure will help give the plants nutrients during growth.
Picking Persian cucumber
Don’t let cucumbers get too large or they will taste bitter.
At peak harvesting time, you should be picking cucumbers every couple of days. Harvest regular slicing cucumbers when they are about 6 to 8 inches long.
Harvest dills at 4 to 6 inches long and pickles at 2 inches long for pickles.
The large burpless cucumbers can be up to 10 inches long and some types are even larger.
Cucumbers are best picked before their seeds become hard and are eaten when immature. Do not let them get yellow.
A cucumber is of highest quality when it is uniformly green, firm, and crisp. Any cucumbers left on the vine too long will also get tough skins and lower plant productivity.