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Harvest cucumbers for slicing and pickling


Last updated 9/6/2018 at 1:02pm

Harvest cucumbers when they're small or large, depending on how you plan to use them.



It's all about timing when harvesting cucumbers for eating fresh or preserving as dill or sweet pickles. Picking these low-calorie vegetables ensures the best flavor, greatest nutritional value and suitability for pickling.

Harvest cucumbers based on how you plan to use them. Pick the fruit when it is 1½ to 2½ inches long if you plan on making sweet pickles. Allow the cucumbers to grow a bit bigger, three to four inches, if dill pickles are on the menu.  

Allow them to grow longer, if you plan on using them fresh in salads, beverages or for sna...

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