A surprise gastronomic discovery…
Here’s a nice surprise, I have grown these this year; yellow cucumbers and I have to say that I am pleasantly pleased with the result. I didn’t actually know what to expect as the plant and then the fruits grew. I wasn’t sure when they would be ripe enough to eat so today I decided that one of them was indeed big enough and therefore ripe and ready for eating.
What I found was that the skin is akin to that of a squash, I made no attempt to eat it. Instead I sliced it like a melon and was very impressed by the taste. Cucumbers are never going to blow you away as a taste sensation but these do taste better than your everyday green variety. They are almost as refreshing as a melon and almost as naturally sweet too.
It’s a shame I couldn’t use the skin, it would have looked good in a salad but the flesh and seeds make up for it.
So, a lesson in going out and trying varietal fruits and vegetables, not always worth it but in this case they are and I am glad that I bothered to give them a go. Incidentally they seem to be cropping better than the standard types.