The farm grows both pickling and eating cucumbers. Pickling cucumbers are usually shorter than slicing cukes, 3-4 inches long with thin skins and spines. They are generally ready for harvest sooner than their slicing cousins but their harvest is shorter, about 7-10 days. Slicing cucumbers bear longer fruit, around 7-8 inches, and have thicker skins than pickling varieties. More often than not their skin is a uniform dark green, although some cultivars have a stippled coloring. They fruit later than pickling cucumbers but bear fruit longer, for about 4-6 weeks.