How long can I keep cucumbers

Discussion in 'Canning & Storage' started by diesel, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. I have a large amount of cucumbers growing and I want to pickle them this year.  The problem is that they all don't come in at the same time.  Can I store them until I have enough to pickle?  Any suggestions or help would be appreciated.
  2. don't know much about it but could you just add em to the pickle jar as they get ready and then seal it once its full?
  3. I keep them in the fridge up to a week untill I get enough to do a batch and havn't had any problems.
  4. Those green storage bags (as seen on TV!) work really well, but you need to be careful where you buy them. They can be expensive, but then again, they are reusable. We just rinse them out and turn them inside out to dry. If you shop around on the web for green vegetable bags you can find some less expensive offerings, but as it seems like you need them now I'd try Wally World, or if you have them Walgreen's and buy as few as you'll need for now. Shop for more online for the future. We get easily 3 -4 times the life than just putting veggies in the crisper with paper towels, and in some cases even longer than that. Jalapenos last for a long time and still stay crisp.
  5.  God, those things stink. Cukes or jalapeno's we just put in the crisper bin and lower the humidity, haven't needed those green bags. The japs stay for quite some time, the cukes if wrapped in a paper towel will less time. 

     Now if your talking banana's (just throwing this in cause it works) by them with say 30% green. Place them in a dark opaque plastic bag and put them in crisper bin. Remove a couple so they can ripen. Even though you will see the skin start to darken, those in the bin will stay in real good shape for a couple of weeks.
  6. Thanks everyone! for the quick response.  I will post when I have some picts.

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