pickle patch

pickle patch

[′pik·əl ‚pach]
(metallurgy)
A coating of oxide or scale that remains adherent after pickling.
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Even if they did, it wouldn't affect the resulting fruit; only the seeds would be "cucamelons." Don't blame a bland melon on an innocent pickle patch. It may have been picked too early, the vines might have had a late start or wilted, the season may have been too cool or too rainy, but cucumbers had nothing to do with it.
But in the pickle patch we're waiting for that time when there are enough little critters for a nice batch of pickles.