Most cucumbers varieties reach maturity in 50 to 65 days. Other than English cucumber, slicing types are mature when they are about six to eight inches long and should be picked before they are ten inches long. Ready to pick cucumbers are firm to the touch, have a uniform dark green colour.  Pickling varieties should be harvested after reaching a length of one to four inches

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Harvested group of cucumbersIMG_2974.jpgGroup of harvested cucumbers showing cucumbers picked when ready with some left too long.

The lower row shows pickling cucumbers with an overripe cucumber on the right.
Above the lower overripe cucumber is an overripe long green ridge (LGR) cucumber with a ripe LGR cucumber above showing slight scouring due to contact with cage wire mesh.