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Cucumbers, harvesting

Cucumbers should be harvested as soon as they mature. Twist off the fruit instead of cutting to avoid spreading diseases.

Harvest slicing types when they are 8 to 10 inches long; pickling types at about 3 inches.

Store cucumbers in the refrigerator; they have a short shelf life.

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