The “English” cucumber lasts for a very long time without refrigeration. These cucumbers taste better than the traditional cucumber. No need to peel these thin skinned vegetables. Easily find them in the grocery store by looking for the cellophane/plastic wrapped cucumbers. Make sure it has the “English” cucumber label. Also, before buying check them carefully for bruises or bad spots. The last “English” cucumber I purchased lasted for two weeks without refrigeration.