Tuesday, July 28, 2009

CSA Week #16 - Lemon Cucumber!

It's time for the Tuesday CSA post!! This week's goodies: apples, bibb lettuce, braising mix, basil, pea shoots, potato medley, onion medley, and lemon cucumbers. I've never seen a lemon cucumber before!! They do look like lemons - very light colored lemons! I found this information online:
Lemon Cucumbers (cucumis sativus) are an heirloom cucumber variety dating back to 1894. They are pale to bright yellow, shaped like lemons. When they are pale yellow they can be eaten with the skin on. As they mature and become a brighter shade of yellow, the skin becomes a tad harder and one must peel it off. They are a bit sweeter than 'regular' cucumbers.

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