Cucumis sativus 'Lebanese'
Also known as
Cucumber, Komkommer (Afr.)
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'
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'
Other uses of Cucumber 'Lebanese'
Whole fruits can be eaten as the skin is very thin and the seeds are very small. Flowers are also edible.