cucumber was bitter now it's not
About two weeks ago my parents had the first cucumber off the Suyo Long plants I gave them and found it extremely bitter. I was disappointed because I had plans to save the seeds and was scared it was a genetically unfortunate bitter plant. Tonight I picked one off the same vine, washed, removed the prickles, cut off the ends and peeled from the center out to the ends. It was outstanding! Could it be that the later blossoms to set missed our erratic temperatures we had earlier or was it the way I peeled it or maybe because I stuck out my tongue 'just so' while doing it?