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While the other answers are correct when talking about longevity there is another thing to consider: impact on flavour and texture. While it is indeed correct that storing cucumbers in a fridge might have them stay 'good' (= not bad) for longer there is something called cold-injury, which might occur in fruits and vegetables which are stored below about 10°C....


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For maximum life, refrigerate them wrapped in a dry paper towel inside a plastic produce bag, in the produce drawer. If you have more than 3 cucumbers, ideally store every 3 cucumbers in separate bags, since one that starts to go bad tends to take others with it. I started storing cucumbers this way based originally on Cook's Illustrated's advice on storing ...


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Cucumbers need to be refrigerated to stay fresh, the general rule is if they are refrigerated at the store they should be refrigerated at home - the store wouldn't waste energy keeping them cold if they didn't need to be. There's no magic involved, keep them in the vegetable drawer. I've bought many varieties and I've never found one that lasts longer than ...


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You don't say how they're being handled. If bruised by being shaken about they'll spoil far more quickly. Some shop staff are heavy-handed so changing shops may help, but it could also be how you transport them home. I often shop by bike and pack fragile things carefully within space constraints, but the road home can be quite bumpy. Any that get soft ...


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