How beautiful is this? Eggs from my Barred Rock, my Easter Egger, my Cochin, and my very own backyard dragons! (What, you didn’t know I had backyard dragons?)
This Dragon’s Egg heirloom variety came all the way from Croatia and is one of my favorite cucumbers to grow this season. The palm-sized cukes have smooth cream-colored skin and seedy white flesh. They’re just the right amount of sweet, crisp and juicy, and even better, they’re quite the eye-catcher in the garden. Sometimes I don’t even want to slice them up!
Susan RubinskyJuly 11, 2017 at 10:06 pm
Do you know the height of these plants? I grew them from seeds but the packet doesn’t say whether they are vining or not. I’m trying to figure out if I’m going to put them in a container or grow them in the garden on a trellis.
Linda from Garden BettyAugust 6, 2017 at 8:31 am
They’re definitely vining plants but I don’t remember their final height.
Susan RubinskyAugust 6, 2017 at 11:27 pm
Tasma WilsonFebruary 27, 2019 at 7:47 pm
The vines I grew of Dragon Egg surpassed 6′
Linda from Garden BettyJune 10, 2019 at 1:23 am
KarriJuly 15, 2014 at 10:22 am
Hi there! I know this was posted a while ago, but this is my second year growing these guys and I had a question. I noticed that the rind was quite tough and prickly– is it because I’m picking them too late or too early, or should I just peel them?
Linda LyJuly 15, 2014 at 4:48 pm
Mine tend to be more prickly when they’re young, but technically they’re edible at any stage. I usually leave my cucumbers on the vine until they reach the size of a large lemon. I don’t find the skins that thick, but that could also be personal taste or just a characteristic of the seeds you have. (Every batch of heirloom seeds I grow, even for the same varieties, tends to be a little different.)
KarriJuly 15, 2014 at 5:19 pm
Ahh, I see, thank you! I guess I’m just more used to the thinner skins of store cukes. They made awesome pickles, though.
MandyAugust 1, 2022 at 6:26 am
Good to know! I have 3 Plants and more fruit than I know what to do with, so I was hoping they would work for making pickles
Mrs BokSeptember 14, 2012 at 6:27 am
We call them apple cucumbers. Just found your blog and I’m loving it! Go girl.
Linda LySeptember 18, 2012 at 2:22 pm
OrganicLawnDIYAugust 31, 2012 at 5:18 pm
Wow. Those look cool! I’ve never seen anything like them before.
How do they go with fresh homemade hummus or tzaziki?
Linda LySeptember 3, 2012 at 3:10 am
I haven’t tried them with hummus or tzatziki, but I imagine they’d be good. These cukes aren’t bitter at all.
James HodgeAugust 29, 2012 at 8:19 am
Where can one get these seeds? I’d like to try them next season.
Linda LyAugust 29, 2012 at 12:32 pm
I got mine from Baker Creek: http://rareseeds.com/dragon-s-egg-cucumber.html