Friend of mine showed me a vegetable and told me that it is a Japanese zucchini. Huh Japanese? was what I mumbled. This is from my garden, a Japanese zucchini. Zucchini and a Japanese zucchini? I was actually surprised. I tried to hold it but it's got tiny little hairs that actually pricked. I think this is a Japanese cucumber but she insisted it isn't. End of story. I accepted her zucchini part of it cause I wasn't really sure if that is a Japanese zucchini or cucumber. The Japanese cucumbers I bought are without tiny hairs that pricked.
I stumbled upon this rack with vege seeds for sale at Tesco. Browsed through and wahla...there is one of Japanese cucumber. I thought I'd just plant it and see what comes out.
Here it is, the plant and believe you me, it isn't easy cause I've got to wait a good 2 months for it to bear fruit. I think it may be due to the fact that I have blue or light green hands. Does it actually take this long??? A fellow blogger has marvellous green hands. Her tomato plants has sooo many fruits the sight is really awesome. Then her zucchinis, oooh..is all that I can say!
Oh yah, the vege my friend planted, it is Japanese cucumber! To date, I've got 3 cucumbers and a tiny one (all with the yellow flower still stuck to it!). I'm going to see how many I get by the time the plant decides to dry up. :o)