Lemon Cucumbers
Lemon Cucumbers
Lemon Cucumbers
Lemon Cucumbers
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Lemon Cucumbers

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DESCRIPTION 

Lemon Cucumber

Cucumis sativis 

25 certified organic seeds

LOOKS LIKE A LEMON, BUT TASTES LIKE A CUCUMBER.

Some heirlooms came about as novelties. Perhaps created from an accidental cross or picked up by adventurous traveling seed savers.

Some of the most unusual heirlooms were saved because of how odd they were, like the lemon cucumber. True to its name, this cuke looks like a lemon but tastes like a cucumber; a really good one!

Though common in India, it’s not often seen in American supermarkets. So, best to grow some yourself. Invite a little oddity into your garden and enjoy the tasty and bountiful results.

This unusual cucumber dates back to Samuel Wilson's (Mechanicsville, PA) catalog in 1894. It is consistently productive and mild, and looks beautiful sliced into rounds.


GROWING INSTRUCTIONS

Direct sow 2 weeks after last frost, or sow indoors 2-4 weeks earlier and then transplant.

Succession sow at least twice to have high-quality fruit for harvest all season.

Lemon Cukes are best harvested when lemon-sized, though they stay good eating even when slightly larger. The more you harvest, the more the plant produces and the longer the period of yield for each plant.

 

QUICK FACTS

  • Days to Germination          5-10 days
  • Days to maturity                 65 days
  • Planting Depth                    3/4”
  • Spacing Row                        24”
  • Spacing Between Rows      36”
  • Height at maturity               6“-8”
  • Width at maturity                24”
  • Sun Preference                   Full Sun

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Artwork by Cindy Hoose. A quirky novelty cucumber requires a quirky, novel artist. Cindy Hoose set free a multi-media cast of characters into this castaway children's book landscape, incorporating fabric scraps and pots of paint. She puts her inner 10-year old at the helm.