A cucumber question

Discussion in 'Gardening & Plant Propagation' started by MomInGa, May 14, 2004.

  1. MomInGa

    MomInGa Well-Known Member

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    I have a cucumber question yall.

    I'm allergic to cucumbers (sadly shakes head and is...dern it) but I can eat pickles just fine. (guess its the pickling process that fixes it)
    In fact, the few times I travelled to New York City (years ago) I just fell in love with the way different deli's offer homemade pickles. They were wonderful. Like the Italian Deli's pickles were different from the Jewish deli I tried, etc.
    Crunchy, wonderful, delicious, icy cold pickles.
    (ok, making myself hungry...so let me ask the question)

    I had tried to grow cucumbers a long time ago and couldnt even touch the plants. Broke out in hives all over.
    But someone told me that they had heard there was a cucumber that people who normally could not grow them, could. I looked for information on this, but didnt find it.

    Do yall know what they were talking about? Is there a cucumber that people can grow who are allergic to them or who cant normally cant grow them?
     
  2. suelandress

    suelandress Windy Island Acres Supporter

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    Have you tried the Englsh cukes, the really long thin ones? That's about as different a cuke I can think of....except those gross yellow ones (mushy)
    I like the half sour deli pickles too. Great with a Rueben........
     

  3. Bailey

    Bailey Well-Known Member

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    Could it be the "burpless" cucumbers? I'm guessing here as I have never heard of anyone being allergic to cucumbers....but I know my mom can't eat regular cucumbers, but can these...but I don't think hers is a serious allergy issue.

    Doing some research...just found this out: "Anyone allergic to pollen or aspirin should avoid eating cucumbers. They can cause an upleasant mouth itch.".....interesting.

    Unable to find anything else....so maybe someone can give you a definitel answer.
     
  4. MomInGa

    MomInGa Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys. I will look into it. Least its a start and I might just hit on the cucumbers she was talking about!

    thanks :)
     
  5. Hank - Narita

    Hank - Narita Well-Known Member

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    The burpless ones are really nice. Not as bad as the regular ones. I also have problems with them. English or burpless--its the same thing. Good luck.