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Cucumber 'Lebanese'

Cucumis sativus 'Lebanese'

Also known as

Cucumber, Komkommer (Afr.)

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

13b

USDA zone

18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.5m

Max

1.2m

30cm

Min

30cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

Cucumber 'Lebanese' Overview

Cucumber is a salad vegetable and belongs to the gourd family. The Lebanese salad cucumber is a good early season variety. Lebanese cucumbers are small, smooth-skinned and mild, yet with a distinct flavor and aroma. Like the English cucumber, Lebanese cucumbers are nearly seedless. Uses: Culinary, cosmetic

Common problems with Cucumber 'Lebanese'

Powdery mildew, verticillium wilt and cucumber mosaic virus are the most likely problems. Slugs may cause damage to young plants.

    Cucumber 'Lebanese' Companion Plants

    Sweetcorn, beans, radish, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, nasturtium, marigolds, dill

    How to harvest Cucumber 'Lebanese'

    Cucumbers can be picked within 10 - 14 weeks of sowing. Harvest regularly by removing fruit with a sharp knife or secateurs. The round apple shaped cucumbers are best picked when they are about tennis ball size.

    How to propagate Cucumber 'Lebanese'

    Seed

    Sow seeds 2.5 cm deep in raised soil, directly in the position where the plants are intended to grow. Sow 4-5 seeds in each site. Seeds usually germinate in 6-9 days. Sowing time during Spring and Summer. Space 45 - 60 cm to allow enough space to grow.

    Special features of Cucumber 'Lebanese'

    Crop rotation

    Heavy Feeder

    Other uses of Cucumber 'Lebanese'

    Culinary, cosmetic

    Edible

    Whole fruits can be eaten as the skin is very thin and the seeds are very small. Flowers are also edible.