Last week I passed a house which spread a tiny organic vegetable shop in front of their front garden. It seems they have an allotment and they a grow great quantity of vegetables. I’m sure they eat their own vegetables but I guess they sometimes get too much crop so that they sell what they couldn’t consume to public. All the vegetables looked healthy so I decided to take some mini tomatoes, courgettes, green & purple beans, a marrow and … these round things that caught my eyes. I thought they were apples first but they weren’t. Can you guess what they are?
They are the size of a small apple. The owner/seller wrote down the name of the vegetable on a paper bag so I knew what they were. They are called ‘Chrystal Apple Cucumber’. Yes, it’s Cucumber! I have never seen or heard about this cucumber before and I became curious what the taste would be like. Of course I bought a bag of these three Chrystal Apple Cucumbers to take home.
That evening I used one of them for a salad. When you cut it in half inside is exactly like a cucumber, but round.
Maybe it was slightly overgrown but it was soft and actually tasty. Much better than shop bought normal cucumber. I thought I’d like to grow some of this vegetable next summer (if I don’t forget to seed next year😆).