Cucumber Heirloom Lemon

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.

Product Weight: 1 grams / Approximately 35-40 seeds

Plant Type: Vegetable

Flavor: Crispy, mild sweet

Days to Harvest: 60 days

Days to Seed Germination: 5-10 days

Seed Planting Depth: 2.5 cm (1")

Seed Spacing: 10 cm (4")

Row Spacing: 50 cm (18")

Plant Spacing: 50 cm (18")

Planting Instructions: 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. 

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 overmature and they will have tough skins and seeds.

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