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Should I harvest these cucumbers? Why are they spiky?! (Photo)

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Flingmoo Sat 15-Aug-15 11:21:30

Is it normal to have a spiky cucumber?! blush

bowsaw Sat 15-Aug-15 11:41:26

yeap, just peel it before eating as the skins often quite tough on home grown

TheSpottedZebra Sat 15-Aug-15 16:39:00

It's just a spiky variety I think. You can knock the spikes off with the back of a knife (or your hand) if you don't want to actually peel it.

Looks a bit like my one, called Delicaße , from Lidl a little German garden emporium I know.

DoreenLethal Sat 15-Aug-15 16:43:24

All cucumbers are spiky to some degree. The ones in the shops get the spikes knocked off in processing.

TheSpottedZebra Sat 15-Aug-15 16:58:00

Really, Doreen? You never fail to educate me!
Well I never!

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