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Lemon Cucumbers

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Heirloom Cucumbers

Lemon Cucumbers

An American favorite for over a hundred years, Lemon cucumbers effortlessly produce loads of pastel yellow fruit just the color, size and shape of ...
An American favorite for over a hundred years, Lemon cucumbers effortlessly produce loads of pastel yellow fruit just the color, size and shape of pale lemons. They have a mild, sweet flavor, crisp texture and non-bitter, thin skins. Cool and refreshing, very young Lemon cukes are delicious eaten right from the garden like a fresh crispy apple. You can also use them for crunchy pickles. Vigorous Lemon cucumber vines can easily be trained up a trellis or strings for easy harvesting. 
Seed Count: 35 - 40 / Weight: 1 gm
$ 2.79

START SEEDS OUTDOORS

Plant heat-loving cucumbers in full sun only when weather is warm and settled and night temps stay above 50°F (10°C), first amending soil well with aged manure or compost. Sow groups of 2 to 3 seeds, 1 inch deep and 18 inches apart. When the baby seedlings are 2 inches tall, thin out extras, leaving one strong seedling per group. After thinning, provide a 3 to 5 foot strong vertical support or tomato cage around each seedling and train the vines up the supports as they grow. Growing vigorous, heavy-bearing cucumber vines up supports makes it easier to harvest the cucumbers, saves garden space, and helps prevent disease.

 

GROWING NOTES

Protect seedlings from marauding birds with plastic berry baskets, removing before plants get crowded. Shallow-rooted cucumbers need adequate and consistent moisture to produce sweet tasting, nicely formed cucumbers. Avoid overly wet or dry periods for good quality fruits.

 

HARVEST AND USE

For best quality, sweet tasting fruits, be sure to pick young Lemon cucumbers when they are still pale green with just a hint of lemon color on their skins. Bright yellow fruits are pretty but over-mature and they will have tough skins and seeds. Enjoy the freshly picked, lemon-shaped cucumbers still warm from the sun as snacks and in salads. These old-fashioned cucumbers also make fine tasting pickles, both sweet and dill.

Cold Winters

Mild Winters

Sun-Shade

Sow Seeds

Days to Germinate

Days to Harvest

May - June
April - June
Full sun
18 inches apart
1 inch deep
5 - 10 days
Approx. 60

Cold Winters

Mild Winters

Sun-Shade

Sow Seeds

Days to Germinate

Days to Harvest

May - June
April - June
Full sun
18 inches apart
1 inch deep
5 - 10 days
Approx. 60

Cold Winters

May - June

Mild Winters

April - June

Sun-Shade

Full sun

Sow Seeds

18 inches apart
1 inch deep

Days to Germinate

5 - 10 days

Days to Harvest

Approx. 60

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