Though cucumbers can be cool and refreshing when bought from the store, sometimes they can be a little waxy or uninteresting. I decided to try something new. The Poona Kheera originated in India, and it seems to think it’s a potato! But looks aren’t everything – it’s very refreshing, and is the best-tasting cucumber we’ve found.
We got the seeds from Seed Savers, and planted them just a few weeks ago. We put some string in the raised bed garden so the plants could climb easily. Today we had our first ripe ones, and here they are. They grow very fast, and pass through several color stages, beginning with bright yellow, and then gets gradually darker.
We like them so much that we usually eat them by themselves, but they’d be great in a salad. And they’re adorable. We’ll be eating these for a few more weeks!