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Notfeelinggreattoday Thu 06-Aug-20 09:17:15

How long are cucumbers supoosed to keep ?
Im finding that sometimes i buy a cucumber and its mushy in days other times a week ? Shop
Brought wrapped in plastic ?
Im wondering if maybe i should unwrap from the plastic and then store ?
Any tips on storing them ?
I just found a cucumber unopened in back of fridge that ive had 2 weeks hidden under some fruit , one end seems soft but other fine so will prob need to chuck this now ?

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4merlyknownasSHD Thu 06-Aug-20 09:50:24

You won't need to waste the end that is fine.

pinkbalconyrailing Thu 06-Aug-20 09:53:48

in the fridge in it's plastic wrapper it keeps best.
if it goes a bit flacid but not mushy it's still good for salad/sandwiches.

jillandhersprite Thu 06-Aug-20 09:56:47

Never come across this.
We always leave in wrapper so just end is exposed.
Is it in a salad container or just loose in fridge? I only find things have gone mushy if they are loose in the fridge and something in front pushes them so they touch the fridge walls and get wet and mushy that way.

Notfeelinggreattoday Thu 06-Aug-20 10:03:12

Just loose in the fridge in salad drawer , this particular cucumber not even open as it was hidden at back under some fruit but on this occasion its actually looking ok one end not the other , but other times im finding them going mushy quite quick often before ive opened them which is why i wondered if the plastic was making them go quicker as they cant breath

I do think my fridge may be a little cold though as if things touch the back they ice up and if i defrost meat it seems to take forever

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UniversalTruth Thu 06-Aug-20 22:55:41

If cucumbers freeze and then defrost they go very squishy - I'd say it's likely this is happening.

In its wrapper, cucumber lasts very well for 10-14 days in my salad drawer, then another week or so in the 'edible but not at it's best' category.

youngestisapsycho Thu 06-Aug-20 22:59:39

I read or saw somewhere that they shouldn’t actually be kept in the fridge...

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