Large Yellow Cucumbers!

@bfarrier1 (2082)
United States
August 12, 2008 9:43pm CST
My husband and I have a bet so I will let you all say who wins. I say that no matter how big Cucumbers are they shouldnt be Yellow and he said that it dont matter the bigger they are the better. So what do you all think? Who is right? Have a great day. I would post a picture but I am not sure how
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• United States
13 Aug 08
If you've got a variety of cucumber that's a yellow cucumber, they should be yellow. Now, if you're letting the cucumbers grow and grow and grow until they turn yellow...that's a different story, unless you're growing them out to take seed from. When they get too big and start turning yellow (if it's a green variety) they tend to be bitter and tough.
@bfarrier1 (2082)
• United States
13 Aug 08
That is what he is doing just letting them grow and grow and now they are getting Yellow so I am winning so far lol,thanks for your comment and we will get this gardening thing down oneday.
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• Canada
13 Aug 08
A cucumer turns yellow when it ripens. At this point very few people eat them like they do when they are green. I will eat a big cucmber that is still green but I stay away fromt eh yellowones as they are usually bitter. But, having said that, big, yellow cucumbers are great for mustard pickles. I have never heard of any type of cucumber that is yellow when at its best to eat.
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@bfarrier1 (2082)
• United States
14 Aug 08
thanks for the response and that is what I thought. I have never heard of mustard pickles is this a type of pickle that you make yourself? you have a great night.
• Canada
14 Aug 08
Yes I make the mustard pickles. I like them with any pork meat.
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@bfarrier1 (2082)
• United States
15 Aug 08
If you dont mine please leave the recipe.Do they tatse like mustard? I like mustard but my husband dont. You have a great evening.
@GardenGerty (105555)
• United States
13 Aug 08
I have grown them that big, when I used to have a big garden and two little kids. I jokingly named one the "Yellow Submarine". By the time they are that big and yellow you are going to need to do something like make mock candy apples out of them. Lots of sugar, food coloring, oil of cinnamon. Good luck, but make sure you pick the ones for me a little sooner.
@bfarrier1 (2082)
• United States
13 Aug 08
Thanks for your response and I will have to try your recipe for mock candy apples because they are getting to big to eat raw.You have a great day.
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@GardenGerty (105555)
• United States
13 Aug 08
I will look around and see if I can find the exact thing.
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@bfarrier1 (2082)
• United States
14 Aug 08
Thanks!
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
21 Aug 08
Well, after reading the responses already I have to agree with the majority it seems - bigger is NOT better. When they start to turn yellow I feed them to the goats because the flavor does change - green and crunchy even if small in my book is best. Bread and butter pickles might be a good idea for the huge yellow ones :)
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@bfarrier1 (2082)
• United States
23 Aug 08
Thanks so much for your response and I agree with the majority as well.You have a great night.
@peavey (16876)
• United States
13 Aug 08
If you want to eat them raw, pick them while they're still green. When they start to turn yellow, they're maturing and the flavor changes. Seeds get bigger and start to ripen and the flesh softens. You'll need to cook them or use a special pickling recipe for the best flavor at that point.
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@bfarrier1 (2082)
• United States
13 Aug 08
That is what I told my husband,sometime being bigger is not better so for I am winning this bet,thanks for responding and you have a great day.