Anybody ever heard of or planted some Hmong red cucumber before?

Discussion in 'Gardening' started by bluenkimchi, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. bluenkimchi

    bluenkimchi Songster

    Sep 13, 2012
    Apparently they are an heirloom variety from an ethnic mountain tribe people from Burma, Laos,Thailand,Vietnam, and China who have been brought to the states when they immigrated here. The pictures that you will sometimes see online shows them of being very red but that was mistakenly printed by a company that first offer the seeds for sale. They actually start as a whitish/green color when young then turns yellow and when ripe and are an orange color with netting when fully ripe. The flavor is mildly sweet with lots of water content and when fully ripe the flesh is a buttery soft sweet yet tangy sour flavor and sometime even a bit bitter if let to ripe too long on the vine. It makes an excellent cooler drink too, that is very simple yet delicate, cooling and refreshing taste. So have anyone have an experience with this type of cucumber before and please do share your experience if you have.


    a link to the recipe
  2. flgardengirl

    flgardengirl Crowing

    Dec 2, 2009
    Sunny side up :)
    Very neat. I have found that asian vegetables do very well in NE FL and Lousiana. I will have to try these.

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