And now for something completely different. Ya, sure, Monty Python. :-)
It's a pickling cucumber. I've wanted to try my hand at one of these for some time. There's a fantastic little fruit and vegetable market around the corner from my satellite office and I had a great time shopping for a handful of these. I really do spend a lot of time in produce these days, turning everything all ways, looking for form and color.
I used masking fluid, that is after bringing it back to life with a little ammonia. That stuff sure dries out quickly. I ran into a bit of premature peeling and I'm not sure if that was due to excessive wetting or the full-blast hair dryer.