What is this & when should I pick it?

q what is this when should i pick it
  9 answers
  • Mia Lugar Mia Lugar on Aug 06, 2017
    I have seen cucumbers get this way in the sun or overripe
  • Kathy Kathy on Aug 06, 2017
    It looks like a cucumber. Throw it away.
  • Dfm Dfm on Aug 06, 2017
    that does look like a cuke.. a very over ripe one.
  • Kit27930342 Kit27930342 on Aug 06, 2017
    It is a cucumber past its prime. Should have been picked while still smaller and green. Leave it on the vine now for seed for next year.
  • Rev M Tevis Rev M Tevis on Aug 06, 2017
    I'm pretty positive that's a 'Lemon Cucumber'. It's not called that because it tastes like a lemon, but because of their shape. They are one of my favorite cucumbers, because the flesh is very crisp, and their are less seeds, and I love them. Another Cucumber that I learned about that I had never seen before moving from the East, to the West of the U.S., is a very long, large cuke known out here as an 'Armenian Cucumber'. It too is much more crisp, packed with flavor, and has less seeds. Another plus to both of these varieties is it seems to last a LOT longer in the refrigerator then the more common variety of cucumbers. And I do also agree with another comment made here, that it's possible that one in your pick is a bit over ripe, but they do have more of a yellow skin then common cukes. Hope that helps.
  • Rev M Tevis Rev M Tevis on Aug 06, 2017
    Oh wow, I sure should have checked my spelling before I sent that, sorry for the errors! : )
  • Paula Richardson Paula Richardson on Aug 07, 2017
    Yes, I believe the folks who identified it as an overripe cucumber are correct. You will find at this stage that it has very large and chewy seeds inside. You can leave it on the vine to mature the seeds to use next year, but it will prevent other cukes from developing well on that vine. Also, if it is from a hybrid seed type, the plants resulting from using the seeds next year may not be well formed or true to type.
  • Veronica Morales Veronica Morales on Aug 07, 2017
    Thank you!