Will cucumbers ripen off the vine?

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asked Mar 17, 2019 in Gardening by Edwardarert (310 points)
Will cucumbers ripen off the vine?

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answered Mar 17, 2019 by Cathy21 (21,180 points)
No cucumbers do not continue to ripen once they're picked off the vine like some other fruits do.

So you have to wait for the cucumbers to fully ripen when growing on the vine before picking the cucumbers because once picked off the vine the cucumbers will not ripen anymore.

When cucumbers are fully ripened on the vine the cucumbers flesh will be green and firm and if the flesh is not firm and green the cucumbers need to grow a little longer before picking them.

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