To get the maximum flavor from your cukes, you will want to harvest them when they are at the peak of ripeness, but when is that? Due to one reason or another, you may spy a cucumber that has fallen from the vine. Or you may have a burst of fruiting or multiple plants setting so much fruit, you wonder if cucumber ripening off the vine might be a better plan. It is best to adhere to the harvesting guide on the seed packet or plant tag combined with the three keys to a ripe cucumber above. Pick the largest fruit first by cutting them from the vine and continually harvest fruit to encourage ongoing production. Get more details at gardeningknowhow.com.