Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Have you ever seen white cucumber? :)

Let me boast of this sort of cucumber but I just know that Sheki people prefer it to green ones :) We, people from Sheki often may find ourselves boasting that white cucumbers grow only in Sheki :) I do not know if this is true but it doesn’t grow anywhere else in Azerbaijan and I am not sure about the rest of the world. Have you ever seen/come across? It would be interesting to know. I don’t know the origin of this sort of cucumber but I just know that Sheki people prefer it as white cucumber’s skin is thinner and more gentle…they prefer to pickle white cucumber instead of green one as well and in general Sheki people go for white cucumber :)

Today I am proud :) to post pictures of Sheki white cucumber :)



Anonymous said...

Hello Ayten,

Thanks for your visit to my blog Brookville Daily Photo this morning. I hope you enjoyed my post today showing the baby rabbit eating the hibiscus flower.

Anyway, I wanted you to know I stopped-in to repay your visit and comment with mine.

I enjoyed reading your blog post for today about white cucumbers and I don't think we have them. I must ask my wife. I did ask her and she came out and looked at your photo and said she had never heard of them here in Ohio where we live.

My mother used to shave or cut off most of the dark green skin on her cucumbers before she pickled them.

I thought your photography was excellent.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Ayten hanim!

Beautiful photos and a very interesting blog.



Tanager said...

I have been growing white cucumbers for about 30 years in Tennessee in the USA. My wife's family has been growing them for at least 70 years in Tennessee. The seeds have been handed down the generations.