Armenian Yard Long Cucumbers

Yard Long Cucumber, Armenian Cucumber


The Aremenian Yard Long Cucumber is a large light green, ribbed cucumber that is perfect for salads and is burpless.

The first time I planted Yard Long Cucumbers I was surprised to see how they had taken over my garden during a weeks vacation. It was still pretty early in the season and the vines were everywhere. The leaves were so huge I wondered how I would find any cucumbers if they had grown.

That's when I lifted up a leaf and saw the first one. It was almost 24 inches long and curled like the letter J.. I really hadn't paid much attention to the seed package before I planted so I rummageed around and located the package. That's when I noticed the ribbed skin in the picture. As I read down the label I found where it said "Best picked between 12 and 18 inches long."

With the right amount of water the Armenian Yard Long Cucumber will seem to grow over night. Some of the ones I've harvested have been about 4 inches in diameter. Although they seem to taste good at any size I found the more mature they are the larger and tougher the seeds are. If I do pick one that is real large and the seeds look like they'll be tough, I just seed it like I would a melon. There's still plenty of meat left to enjoy.

Fresh cut Armenian Yard Long CucumberArmenian Yard Long Cucumber, splitArmenian Yard Long Cucumber, seeded

Even though these are not recommended for pickling I have made cucumber salads with them. Cutting long sections and then slicing them into wedges makes them great for dipping in dressing too. Normally I don't peel mine but my grandchildren prefer them peeled. Also, the larger ones may start to get a little thick skinned so peeling can make them easier to eat.

Just a couple of plants that do well should provide you with enough cucumbers to share with friends.

2014 Armenian Cucumbers

It's been a while since I wrote this original article and I've been growing Armenian Cucumbers every year since. Some years have not been so good with only 1 or 2 being harvested. Other years the harvest was bountiful. Now in 2014 I am have a good year. I've got 4 plants growing and producing. Here are a couple pictures to show what I'm getting. I only had a 1 ft ruler to lay down for comparison.

Armenian Yard Long Cucumbers
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