Found these in the garden this morning. I was able to recognize these as Chinese Yellow Cucumber from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. Most of what is in the garden this year is a mystery but I’m not really up to explaining the mystery. It would require an admission of the depth to which my stupidity plummeted.
Baker Creek seems to think these will grow to 10 inches. At four inches, the seeds were already too large for my preference. I’m not really into gnawing through tough seeds. They are supposed to be yellow-orange and “crisp as an apple” with a mild flavor. To me, they tasted like an ordinary cucumber.
The seed packet says these cukes are from mainland China and green when young. Obviously, I didn’t see them green. This 2014 veggie garden will be my second spring garden that was nothing to brag about.