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Q.Oily Cucumbers From Garden

Zone Temperance, MI | Anonymous added on July 29, 2021 | Answered

I put up pickles from my garden yesterday. The larger cucumbers had an oily skin. Is that normal? I used them to pickle slicers but I’m not sure I should have.,

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Answered on August 17, 2021

Unfortunately, your photos did not come through. I am unable to assess the situation. It could be sap, but it is hard to say without seeing it.

As long as you washed them well (you should anyway, since bird feces can be dangerous) then there shouldn't be much of an issue with it.

In the meantime, this collection of articles will offer information on cucumbers:


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