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A tale of two cukes

By Penny Stine

Every year, I try a few weird things just because I can. This year, I ordered two different cucumber seeds from Baker Creek; Poona Kheera and Sikkim. 

 

 

Here's Poona Kheera: 

Although the peel is extremely bitter (so we don't eat it), the cucumber itself is quite tasty. The plant is fairly prolific, too. 

This is an heirloom variety from the Poona region of India.

 

 

But check this out... 

 

 

 

 

This is the Sikkim cucumber, an heirloom variety from the Sikkim region of India. 

Gee, it looks just like the Poona Kheera!  

Actually, the Poona Kheera might be the Sikkim, and the Sikkim might be the Poona Kheera, but the important thing to know here is that these were supposed to be two different types of cucumbers, since I used seeds from two different packets. 

I have no idea how far Sikkim is from Poona, but obviously, the cucumbers of each region get along just fine. 

I also have lemon cucumbers growing somewhere, so I guess I'll have a lot of yellow cucumbers this year. 

 

Next year, I'm going to read the small print when I order seeds and do more research before I order!

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