Why Are My Cucumbers Turning Orange?

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When cucumbers turn orange, it usually means that they are over ripe. Cucumbers are normally eaten when they are immature. They can be picked at almost any stage in development before the seeds become hard. The best time, and size to pick a cucumber will depend on the intended use, and the variety of cucumber that is planted. For pickles, pick them before they reach two inches long. For dills, pick them when they are between four and six inches long, and for slicing, pick between six and eight inches long. Cucumbers are best when they are green, crisp, and firm.
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When cucumbers are left on the vine for even a day or two after they have fully ripened, they will quickly exhibit symptoms of over-ripening. Cucumbers will turn yellow in spots,
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Overripe cucumbers turn orange. ChaCha again soon!
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Yes it is ripe. Yes you should pick them all. It is OK to eat them when they are orange, they will just be a little soft. They turn orange due to the amount of sunshine decreasing.
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Cucumbers turn yellow if they have been on the vine too long (over-mature) If you let too many of your cucumbers turn yellow, the plant will assume it's at the end of it's life cycle
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Why Are My Cucumbers Turning Orange?
Cucumber plants are a warm-weather vining vegetable that cannot tolerate even a light frost. Because of their preference for warmer temperatures, cucumber plants can grow very quickly, and the fruit can become overripe in a short period of time.... More »
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