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Carol and Dave is asking: (2 answers)
A little help with our Boston Pickling Cucumbers please: A few of them have grown to 7"-8" in length, & 2.5"-3" in diameter. Early last week they were green. A family emergency took our attn away from them for a few days, & they have turned a yellowish color. Are they still good to put up for future use? Thank you for any help you can provide.

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Last updated: Jul. 28, 2013 8:56 pm
Posted: Jul. 28, 2013 6:13 pm
 
Answered by: chairlifter
Jul. 28, 2013 6:34 pm
They may (or may not) still be good to go. Take the skin off, and taste test each one. If they taste sour, into the compost they go, but if not, then there's no reason not to use.
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KingSparta
Jul. 28, 2013 7:01 pm
have you ever seen a yellow pickle in a commercial pickle jar? Nope
 
Answered by: foodiemonster
Jul. 28, 2013 8:56 pm
As far as I know when they start yellowing they are going through the seeding phase, where the seeds ripen and the cukes start getting a very spongy texture and in my opinion become inedible. I would rather not pickle them in that stage, but keep the seeds for planting.
 
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