Ruby Moon Beans
Ruby Moon beans are dark purple ornamental bean pods that grow on long green trailing vines. The pods are a deep purple to maroon color on the outside and a bright, vivid green on the inside
Resembling a colorful celery stalk, this vegetable is most commonly used as a fruit and grows in two main varieties. Field-grown rhubarb has attractive dark red stalks and green leaves.
Inventory, 20 lbs : 4.85
This item was last sold on : 12/05/13
Persian cucumbers are available year round.
Technically, all cucumbers, Cucumis sativus, are a fruit but are treated and eaten as a vegetable. They are members of the gourd family Cucurbitaceae. There are three classifications of cucumbers: slicing, burpless and pickling. Persian cucumbers, AKA Beit Alpha, have become the pinnacle variety of burpless cucumbers. Though they are simply marketed as Persian cucumbers, there are several different cultivars of Persian cucumbers, both heirloom and hybrid, including Figaro and Cordito.
Persian cucumbers deliver a trifecta of qualities that set them apart from what we know as common garden cucumbers. Their skin is smooth, thin and perfectly textured, their flesh is crisp, sweet, succulent, and void of developed seeds. They have an amazing capacity to retain water and to remain cool. The interior flesh may be up to twenty degrees cooler than the skin. The perfect Persian cucumber measures 4 to 6 inches in length, as this is the size when it is at its peak of sweetness. If allowed to grow bigger, bitter tasting seeds can develop which compromises the cucumber's sweetness.
Although Persian cucumbers enjoy the classification as a burpless variety, their culinary utilities are much more versatile, as they can be treated as a slicer and even a pickling cucumber out of both choice and necessity. Thus, you can use Persian cucumbers in a multitude of applications to provide both textural and flavor qualities. Persian cucumbers can absorb other flavors quite quickly, which gives them the opportunity to act as a vehicle for spices in a short period of time. Consider using Persian cucumbers as a salad ingredient, for salsas and creamy dressings. They are a great cooling ingredient in hot dishes, make a perfect accoutrement to roasted fish and lamb, pair well with mint, chiles, mustard, cumin, citrus and fresh cheeses, such as chevre, feta and cotija.
Persian cucumbers are perhaps the most historic cucumber, their origins lying in the Fertile Crescent where North Africa meets the Middle East. Their cultivation evolved from a kibbuts in North Israel. Kibbutz are traditionally agricultural communities whose economy is reliant on the crops they collectively raise. Persian cucumbers have since created a success for agricultural communities throughout both the Old and New World. They thrive in warm, dry, arid climates, most productively though, within greenhouses, protected from nature's elements, which can contribute to disease, flawed skin and of course, pests. Persian cucumbers have experienced a surge of popularity in the United States since the late 20th Century and are often replacing common cucumber varieties at both farmers markets and specialty markets as consumers prefer their taste, texture and versatility.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Ritual Tavern||San Diego CA||619-283-1618|
|Sea Rocket Bistro||San Diego CA||619-255-7049|
|Inn at Rancho Santa Fe||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-381-8289|
|D Bar SoCal||San Diego CA||619-632-7644|
|West Steak and Seafood||Carlsbad CA||760-930-9100|
|Hilton San Diego Gaslamp||San Diego CA||619-231-4040|
|Snooze H.C, LLC||San Diego CA||619-500-3344|
|Roppongi||San Diego CA||858-551-5252|
|Davanti Enoteca El Camino Real||San Diego CA||858-519-5060|
|J six||San Diego CA||619-531-8744|
|La Costa Blue Fire||Carlsbad CA||760-930-7063|
|Herringbone||La Jolla CA||858-459-0221|
|The Wine Pub||San Diego CA||619-758-9325|
|The Compass||Carlsbad CA||760-419-8343|
|Claire's on Cedros||Solana Beach CA||858-259-8597|
|The Kebab Shop (Encinites)||Encinitas CA||760-634-9822|
|Table 926||San Diego CA||858-539-0926|
|Cafe Chloe||San Diego CA||619-232-3242|
|The Farm House Cafe||San Diego CA||619-269-9662|
|Crust Pizzeria||Carlsbad CA||760-944-1111|
|Lodge at Torrey Pines Main||San Diego CA||858-453-4420|
|Stingaree||San Diego CA||619-544-0867|
|Cueva Bar||San Diego CA||619-269-6612|
|Burlap||San Diego CA||858 369 5700|
|The Rose Wine Pub on 30th||San Diego CA||619-280-1815|
|The Tavern||Coronado CA||602-628-5890|
|Tapenade||San Diego CA||858-551-7500|
|Plan Cha||La Mesa CA||619-213-4277|
|Tiger Tiger||San Diego CA||619 764 5475|
|Waters Catering||San Diego CA||619-276-8803 ex 4|
|Snooze-Del Mar||San Diego CA||888-703-5300|
|Bread & Cie Café||San Diego CA||619-683-9322|
|Voila||La Jolla CA||858-729-0969|
|Golden Door||San Marcos CA||760-761-4142|
|Miho Gastrotruck||San Diego CA||619-867-4295|
|The Shores||La Jolla CA||858-459-8271|
|Car's Jars||San Diego CA||619-278-8011|
|Empire House Urban Palate||San Diego CA||619-278-8175|
|Lauberge Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-259-1515|
|Searsucker||San Diego CA||619-233-7327|
|Bertrand at Mr A's||San Diego CA||619-239-1377|
|Firefly Beach||San Diego CA||619-222-6440|
|Alchemy Restaurant||San Diego CA||619-255-0616|
|100 wines||San Diego CA||619-491-0100|
|Pacific Beach Ale House||San Diego CA||858-581-2337|
|Chef Drew Mc Partlin||San Diego CA||619-990-9201|
|Salad Style||San Diego CA||619-255-6731|
|Fish Public||San Diego CA||619-281-4014|
|Toast Catering||san diego CA||858.208.9422|
|Alchemy Catering||San Diego CA||619-253-8311|
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Near San Diego, California, United States
About 144 days ago, 7/15/13
Spotter's comments : I like mine with a squeeze of lime and a sprinkle of salt.
gaijin noodle house
Near San Diego, California, United States
About 199 days ago, 5/21/13
Spotter's comments : Persian Cucumbers spotted at gaijin noodle house.
Near Cardiff, California, United States
About 203 days ago, 5/17/13
Santa Monica Farmers Market
Near Santa Monica, California, United States
About 261 days ago, 3/20/13
Spotter's comments : Beylik Farms have Persian cucumbers year round.
Sprouts East Lake
Near Chula Vista, California, United States
About 269 days ago, 3/12/13