June to September.

Nutrition Facts: 
Cucumbers are naturally high in water; a one-half cup serving contains only 7 calories.

Choose firm, fully green cucumbers with no yellowing or soft spots. Cucumbers suitable for slicing and eating are 6 to 9 inches long with small, white spines on the surface that rub off easily. Pickling cucumbers are smaller and have black spines on the surface.

Store unwashed cucumbers in the refrigerator for up to a week. Sliced cucumbers should be tightly wrapped and refrigerated for up to 3 days.

Follow recipe instructions. Four pounds of cucumbers yield 5 to 6 pints of pickles.


Wash under cool, running water to remove visible dirt. You may want to remove the seeds in mature cucumbers by cutting lengthwise and scooping seeds from the center with a spoon.

Buying Kentucky Proud is easy. Look for the label at your grocery store, farmers' market, or roadside stand.