The Lemon Cucumber is a wonderful American Heirloom variety that was introduced in 1894. This heirloom cucumber is truly very unique, producing loads of round 2 to 3 inch white-yellow to orange colored fruits(in our opinion they are MUCH sweeter when picked young, dark yellow to orange color indicates that the fruit is overripe). These have an amazing almost sweet fresh taste. Excellent for slicing in salads and can also be used for pickling. The skin is quite tender and unlike many other cucumber varieties, there is no bitter taste at all! I remember the first time we tried the lemon cucumber. It was by far the sweetest most refreshing cucumber that we had ever tasted! Since then I have made absolutely sure that they are always a part of our garden! I have yet to find another cucumber that even comes close to being as delicious and refreshing as the wonderful heirloom called Lemon Cucumber! I'm sure that you will agree! If you only plant one vegetable in your garden this year, you better make sure that its the lemon cucumber!
Growing instructions These are a super easy to grow variety of cucumber! You can either start seeds indoors 3-4 weeks before last frost in pots and then transplant them in the garden after all danger of frost has passed, or simply sow your seeds directly into the garden in a sunny location after danger of serious frost has passed(this is the way I always do it :) Cover your seed with 1/4 inch -1/2 inch of fine soil. They have an average of a 8 to 10 day germination time. Make sure to keep your soil moderately moist during germination. Your plants will grow to about 8-9 feet so make sure to have a trellis for your plants to grow up. Sow 4-6 seeds, 1/2 inch deep, around a 12-inch diameter hill. When seedlings are 1-2 inches tall, thin to 3 plants per hill or if planted in rows 1 foot apart. 65 days to harvest.