This cucumber variety originated in Asia. It was described by Naudin in 1866 and recently rediscovered in mexico.
It is a miniature cucumber about the size of a cherry tomato and with an attractive mottled green skin. Each plant produces dozens of little 2 to 3 cm (1") cucumbers.
The fruit must be picked before it falls off the vine so that the skin will be less bitter. It's difficult to judge when buying them unless you are well acquainted with the producer.
It may be eaten raw, as is as a snack, or used in salads.
It is perfect for pickling in vinegar.
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