SUYO LONG CUCUMBER is a ribbed Asian heirloom known to be sweet, non-bitter and burpless. Well-adapted to greenhouse growing and can be trellised to save room but won't affect shape of fruit as this has a tendency to curl just a bit. Of most importance to Southern gardeners, it does very well in hot weather and sets early. Good eating fresh or in pickles. 61 days. 10 seeds
MEDICINAL: Cucumber dates back 3,000 years, in various forms, falling in and out of favor. It has little food value, being 96% water, but is a culinary delight nonetheless. The seeds are diuretic. The flesh has long been recognized for its cosmetic value in soothing, softening and lightening the skin, especially in delicate areas such as that surrounding the eye. One of my favorite and most effective homemade skin treatments is a chilled slush of ripe avocado and cucumber applied as a mask for 20 minutes after I've been out in the garden. It nourishes and soothes and is of course totally natural!