Japanese Cucumber (Suhyo) - One of the famous summer vegetables, consumes freshly or mixing into a salad. Also, this dark green crispy cucumbers cut into long strips and use in sushi (cucumber rolls) or kappa-maki (local name). Here you can see, cold and fresh cucumbers arranged with holding sticks for sale, at 100 yen each (or about 95c US$). This is a popular way of eating fresh cucumber in hot summer day in Japan. These long crispy cucumbers have a dark green skin and tiny spins. Also it is significantly different from other Asian cucumber varieties, by shape and crispiness. date050810

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