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Your Pickling Cucumbers are coming to us from Blue Sky Farm of Hastings, FL — less than 100 miles from most of our customers homes.
Pickling cucumbers are short, squat cucumbers with smaller seeds than a regular cucumber. They are typically dark green on one or both ends and lighter in the middle, with bumps running down the sides. What gives this cucumber it “pickling” preference is it’s skin. The thinner skin allows vinegar, brine, or other picklingsolutions to penetrate through and flavor the inside flesh. But don’t worry, if pickling is not your thing, just use these cucumbers as you would a salad cucumber! Throw them on top of a salad or in your water with lemon. Just one cup contains only 17 calories.
For the best results, pickle your cucumbers as soon as possible…”pick to pickle” as they say. But if you need to store the them until you have time on your hands, place the veggies in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator to keep them fresh.
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