These aged cucumbers are specially grown for The Thorny Fruit Co, and there are only limited quantities available as a one-off season. One more harvest might be available in the next 4 weeks. Tap “Notify When Available” to receive notification when we receive stock. There are VERY limited number of cucumbers. First harvest was 20 pieces.
As an experiment with the Giant Russian Cucumber varietal, these cucumbers were left on the vine to age further for about 5-6 weeks. (This is NOT the same varietal as the Malaysian/China old cucumbers).
Giant Russian cucumbers are typically acid-free sweet cucumbers which are yellow in colour when mature, then turns orange brown as it ages.
Old cucumbers are best for soups. Preparation required can be peeled (optional) and seeds must be removed prior to cooking.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, it is believed that the old cucumber is cooling, or considered “yin” energy. Especially great in summer, the Cantonese believe the old cucumber soup is a home remedy for sore throats and coughs.
Available whole, per piece ONLY. Sizes range between 3-5kg. The cucumber is hollow and juicy, and will weep if cut. We recommend sharing with a friend. Kept whole, this cucumber can be stored for a month in the fridge crisper.
Grown in North Queensland.