BOOTHBY'S BLONDE CUCUMBER is an heirloom variety from the Boothby family of Livermore, Maine. Heavy producer of oval 6-8" creamy-yellow warty fruits with black spines. Excellent crisp sweet flavor, no need to peel. Best when eaten about 4" long. Very good for bread and butter pickles. 55-60 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!