Cucumber – Crystal Lemon (Organic)


A prolific, unusual and old variety of outdoor cucumber; small, round and yellow with a crisp, sweet flavour. First cultivated in 1894 in New Zealand, these small apple shaped cucumbers with pale skins are an unusual and very pleasing variety of cucumber. The plant is an attractive climber and will produce prolifically throughout the summer, whether planted in a container or in free draining soil. The skin gets tougher as the fruit ages so they are best picked early on.

Drawings by Lucca Benney.

(Approximate seed count – 11)

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When to sow: March – May

Spacing: 50 x 50cm

Cucumber tips: For best results start cucumbers in pots in March and plant out in a polytunnel or glasshouse in April/May. Some varieties are well suited to outdoor growing and will withstand lower temperatures. Outdoor cucumbers should be planted a bit later (mid May) to avoid any risk of frost damage.

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Weight 0.002846 kg