After picking my Burpless cucumbers, I take them in the house. A few hours later they are all starting to shrivel up. Do they need to go straight to the fridge after picking?
Cucumbers are best fresh but they may be stored in the crisper for up to three days. Commercial growers use wax coatings when storing cucumber fruit to prevent moisture loss. You can just place the fruits in loose plastic or perforated bags. Avoid stacking them and keep them from smashing against the side of the crisper drawer.
Pickling cucumbers will keep a bit longer and do not necessarily need to be refrigerated. Store them in a cool, dark place for up to five days before preserving them.