Mini cucumber Grown by Riverford's Devon Polytunnels at Buckfastleigh, Devon

£1.95 / 2 pack

About

Our award-winning mini cucumbers - a summer treat from our Devon farm, which we look forward to every year. Most non-organic cucumbers are grown hydroponically (in liquid nutrient solutions), never seeing any soil. Think cucumber's watery and bland? We think you can really taste the difference when they're grown naturally.

After lots of experimentation, our green-fingered team has chosen these mini varieties - including Khassib, Piccalino and Passandra - for their outstanding flavour. They're clean, crisp and intensely cucumber-y, with a sweet bite.

Countries of origin

Produced in
  • The UK
  • France

UK Seasonality

The first fruits generally appear in mid-June, and plants keep producing until late September or October. Cucumbers are difficult to grow in our climate, but in the polytunnels they grow incredible fast and can be hugely productive over our short growing season. We tend to grow these mini cucumbers, which are at their best when they are about 20cm long.
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Delicate, sweet, fresh and crunchy
- Judges at the Soil Association Organic Food Awards

How to prepare

Think beyond just slicing cucumber with tomato and lettuce! Try marinating for 30 mins with salt, sugar and a little vinegar and pairing with Asian dishes. Or dice it small, along with radishes, spring onions and chives, in a creamy dressing. Also good paired with its cousins, melon or watermelon, crumbled feta and mint.

Cucumber is also a friend to boozy drinks. Infuse in vodka for a refreshing martini: just peel, chop, pour over vodka and leave to infuse for a few days.

Storage

Keep cucumbers in the salad drawer of the fridge. A plastic bag will help them retain their moisture. They’ll last a week or so, but are best eaten as soon as possible. Delivered from our farm, so please wash before eating.

  • Grown by Riverford's Devon Polytunnels, Buckfastleigh, Devon

    Riverford on Wash Farm is our Devon home, and has been for over 30 years. As well as growing lots of veg outdoors in the fields, we have several acres of polytunnels. Protected from the weather, we grow summery treats such as cherry tomatoes, award-winning mini cucumbers, fresh basil, lots of colourful chilli peppers, and more.

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