How to store cucumber
The best way to store cucumbers is in the refrigerator. Here are a few tips for storing cucumbers:
Keep it cool: Cucumbers should be stored in the refrigerator at a temperature between 32-40°F (0-4°C)
Use it within a week: Cucumbers can last up to a week in the refrigerator if stored properly.
Keep it dry: Make sure to dry the cucumbers thoroughly before storing them, as any excess moisture can cause them to rot or wilt quickly.
Don't wash them before storing: Washing cucumbers before storing can speed up the spoilage process, so it's best to wash them just before using them.
Don't store cucumbers near ethylene-producing fruits: Cucumbers are sensitive to ethylene, a gas produced by some fruits (such as apples, bananas, and tomatoes) that can cause them to ripen and spoil faster.
It's important to note that cucumbers can absorb odours from other foods in the refrigerator, so make sure to store them away from strong-smelling foods. Also, when storing cucumbers, make sure they are dry and in a clean, airtight container to prevent contamination.
When it's in season you can buy cucumber online with Fresh Farm Deliveries. We deliver to Halifax, Todmorden, Littleborough, Hebden Bridge, Haworth and surrounding areas (BD13-23, HX and OL14-15 postcodes).