Ever eaten a fully ripe Armenian cucumber?

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Ever eaten a fully ripe Armenian cucumber?

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Post: # 4783Unread post Shule
Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:45 pm

Has anyone here ever eaten a fully ripe Armenian cucumber or Metki melon? FYI: They're technically C. melo. Are they sweet at that stage?

I tasted a cross between Noir de Carmes and Metki Dark Green Serpent, when fully ripe, and it was awesome. Very different taste, however. It was sweet.
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Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:02 am

I've grown them and neither are what I'd consider sweet like a melon, but taste more like a cucumber. I harvest them when they are about 12-14 inches, the skin is tender and no peeling needed. I really like them and grow them every year.
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Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:56 pm

An Armenian cucumber tastes like the sweetest cucumber I've ever eaten. Dryer with a bit less flavor, but definitely sweeter. The skin is also very tender, almost like it isn't there.

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Post: # 4890Unread post Shule
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:27 pm

@Tormato
Do you mean generally, or the ones that are ripe enough to change color and have mature seeds? Either way, that's awesome. I like using the still-green ones like cucumbers, even if they're huge, but I've never tasted one that has changed color.

I've saved seeds from one, but it was bad (so, I didn't eat it).
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Wed May 18, 2022 1:52 pm

There was an online youtube gardener i watched once who let hers go ripe and she said it was mild and sweet.
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Wed May 18, 2022 3:20 pm

I have not, but I have seeds poking of up of a Armenian Pale Green Cucumber that was a free seed packet from my local garden center.

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Wed May 18, 2022 7:37 pm

I just planted my Armenian cucumber seedling, that I started in a jiffy pellet about 10 days ago. I might direct seed one soon - some unrelated plant died, making room for something.
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