On the left is Tasty Green hybrid cuke # 26 grown this year how they're supposed to look. On the right are cukes that grew again this year from another package labelled tasty green. Told Burpees's about it and they offered refund or new package. But, I'm afraid maybe the tasty green gene has been lost or altered? I'm thinking this is more than just a package mixup. Since it's a hybrid, I can't really save the seeds from the good cukes and expect them to give me the correct cuke, no?
The good cuke is from a package that is 2 or 3 yrs. old. This happened last year too from 2 seed packages labelled tasty green also. Got the same short fat cukes. They're edible, but not what I wanted. Lucky I had the old package with a few seeds left. But, what to do next year. Don't know. I'm afraid any package they send me will be the short squat cucumber again! Might try to get some from an ebay vendor.
I really do love the tasty green cuke. Tender, small seeds, crunchy, never get bitter no matter how big they get.