Cucumbers are in the same family as melons (which is why an unripe watermelon tastes like a cucumber). You'll see slicing cucumbers, kirbys (pickling), and persian cucumbers June through November, give or take Mother Nature's whims.
Slicing cucumbers are smooth skinned and dark green.
Kirby cucumbers are traditionally used for pickling but can be used in place of the slicing cucumber. They are short and bumpy.
Persians are the most common burpless cucumber (more mild taste and easier to digest). They are about 4-6 inches long, have thin skin and small seeds.
Kirby ("Pickling") Cucumber

Storage: keep in a plastic bag in the fridge for up to a week.

Preparation: wash and slice and enjoy!

Quick and Easy Dill Pickles

Persian Tomato and Cucumber Salad

Cucumber Margarita

Avocado and Cucumber Sandwiches

Summer Salad Sandwiches

Persian Cucumber
Thai Cucumber Salad with Peanuts

Highland Orchards Farm Market, is a small, family-owned and operated farm in northern Delaware, established 1832. We grow fruits and vegetables without synthetic chemicals or pesticides. We sell our produce through our farm market located on the farm, through our CSA program, and at two farmers’ markets in Philadelphia. Real food, a real farm, for people who really like to eat!