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Persian/Armenian cukes

trufflehound May 20, 2013 09:38 AM

I am looking for plants of these slender varieties. Any CH'ers every grow them and where to get plants? Prefer west of Boston.

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  1. StriperGuy RE: trufflehound May 20, 2013 10:28 AM

    These days Trader Joe's usually carries them, but heck keep it real and go to Arax in Watertown or Waltham India Grocery.

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      Allstonian RE: StriperGuy May 20, 2013 10:37 AM

      Trufflehound is looking for plants - would those places have seedlings?

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        StriperGuy RE: Allstonian May 20, 2013 12:04 PM

        Duh, sorry.

    2. GretchenS RE: trufflehound May 20, 2013 10:33 AM

      I would call Russell's or Mahoney's, they tend to have a ton of veggie plants of the slightly non-standard variety. Great idea to grow them!

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        Allstonian RE: GretchenS May 20, 2013 10:45 AM

        Russell's is a good bet.

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          Aromatherapy RE: Allstonian May 20, 2013 12:10 PM

          Cucumbers are really easy and fast to grow from seed and now is the time to plant, if you don't see these particular seedlings.

      2. Science Chick RE: trufflehound May 20, 2013 12:28 PM

        I adore those cucumbers and we go through alot of them. It didn't dawn on me to look for them in the nurseries. Great idea! I will report back! Probably too late to start them from seeds.......

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          lc02139 RE: Science Chick May 20, 2013 12:36 PM

          I don't think it's too late to start seed outside, looks like they were suppose to be in the ground last weekend.

          http://www.almanac.com/gardening/plan...

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            Science Chick RE: lc02139 May 20, 2013 12:54 PM

            What a great chart.....thanks for sharing! :)

        2. PinchOfSalt RE: trufflehound May 20, 2013 04:48 PM

          If you can't find any plants, this is the perfect time to plant seeds. If you check online at places like Johnny's Selected Seeds (located in Maine) you will find varieties that will do well around here and arrive at your door within days.

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