Cucumbers from the Huerta de Pancha with real cucumber flavour. Buy our seasonal cucumbers for best organic cucumbers of Spain For your salads or hot dishes, choose the taste of fresh cucumbers and enjoy the authentic cucumber taste. From Pancha’s Huerta to your home, without intermediaries.
Cucumbers are mainly characterised by their elongated shape, which often becomes rounded at the ends.. As a general rule, these fruits usually measure between 15 and 25 centimetres long, and about 5 centimetres in diameterapproximately. The colour of the skin is dark green, but has some hints of yellow as it gets closer to the ends. Its flesh is whitish, also turning slightly yellow, and inside are the seedswhich are spread all over the cucumber. Cucumber seeds are edible, so they do not need to be removed for consumption.
Under-ripeness of the fruit can cause the taste of the fruit to be a little bland at times. In general, the taste of cucumber is bitter, but when consumed, the bitterness can be reduced by soaking the fruit in water and salt.
The season with the highest quantity of cucumbers is April, but depending on the year it can last until October.
There are many varieties of cucumbereach with its own characteristics. The most common variety of cucumber is the Spanish cucumberwhich is dark green in colour and has an elongated shape. The French cucumber is a smaller variety, with a rounded shape and a softer skin. The Dutch cucumber is a larger variety, with an elongated shape and a thick skin.
How you will receive cucumbers from Huerta de Pancha’s vegetable garden
Our cucumbers are harvested at their peak. The optimum harvesting point, in the case of cucumber, coincides with the ripening point. In other words, they are ready to eat. There is no waiting period for them to mature.
We use 100% recyclable cardboard boxes for packaging and try to ensure that the packaging is as well protected as possible in order to avoid, as far as possible, damage during transport.
Cucumber crops in the Axarquia region of Malaga
In La Huerta de Pancha we have found a variety of cucumber that is suitable for perfectly to our lands. Moreover, its taste is truly exquisite. In order to grow our cucumbers, you need to have some specific soil, temperature and light characteristics.
As for the soil, it should be well drained and light; it should be moist but not waterlogged, and it should be noted that it tolerates saline soils.
Temperature conditions are very specific: although it is a fruit that can tolerate temperatures up to 30 degrees, the plant does not tolerate temperatures below 16 degrees.
To grow at their best, cucumbers must receive sunshine direct, as its growing season is summer. So that the plant grows sufficiently and the fruits do not fall under their own weight, we carry out the trellising with cucumbers. This also facilitates harvesting and reduces the chances of disease.
In La Huerta de Pancha, we harvest the cucumbers before the yellow colour reaches the ends. In this way we ensure that they reach the consumer. under optimum conditions of consumption.
How to preserve cucumbers
Cucumbers should be kept away from avocados, bananas, tomatoes or melons. Together with these foods, cucumbers are more likely to turn yellow quickly due to exposure to ethylene gas. This gas is responsible for the ripening of fruit and vegetables. The ideal place to store cucumbers is in a cool, dry area.
If there are no cool areas in the house to keep cucumbers safe, the refrigerator is still an acceptable place to store them.
Properties of our cucumbers
Cucumbers are a vegetable widely used in Spanish gastronomy, both in hot dishes such as ratatouille and cold dishes such as salads or gazpachos.
Cucumbers are a nutritious and healthy fruit that offers a wide range of nutritional benefits.. This fruit contains a wealth of nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, fibre and antioxidants. Cucumbers are an excellent source of vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, iron and calcium, among others.
Furthermore, cucumbers are characterised by the fact that they are 97% water.It is therefore a very low calorie fruit. It is therefore a food with a It has a great moisturising power, so it is used a lot in the summer months.
The main nutritional benefits of cucumber include its high quality fibre, the small amount of protein and the practically non-existent amount of fat.
It is a very healthy food.