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Growing Heirloom Lemon Cucumbers

Jun 05, 2012
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This is my first year growing lemon cucumbers and boy are they delicious. They are very crisp and sweet.  They are small and round, about 3 1/2 inches long, and well worth the effort to grow.  They turn a lemon-lime color with yellow stripes when mature.  They are great in summer salads and because of their thin skins they make great pickles.

They are native to India and have been growing for three thousand years.  In 1494 Christoher Columbus introduced them them to Haiti and then soon after they were introduced to North America.

Cucumbers are a warm weather vegetable so sow after the last frost, directly into the garden.  Thin to 12 inches in a row or plant three plants per mound every 36 inches.  To save space, you can train cucumbers to grow up a trellis or a fence.

Lemon cucumbers will mature in 65 days.

I have lots of photos.  You can view them at Mss Lady Bug's Garden.












Thank you for showing us this intriguing cucumber! Can you share where you like to get this seed?
Well, I actually bought this package at Baker Creek Heirloom Seed, but I have seen them at Home Depot (more reasonable). They are very good.

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