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Lemon Cucumber

Cucumis sativus 'Lemon'

Also known as

Apple Cucumbers, Dosakai Suurlemoen Komkommer(Afr.)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

10a

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

2m

Min

50cm

Flowering

This plant has no fragrance

Lemon Cucumber Overview

The Lemon cucumber is a spherical, round to oval-shaped broad fruit that grows 5-7cm in length. The mild, pleasant taste is complemented by a cool, crisp texture. Although it is lemon looking, the flavor is more delicately sweet and less acidic than the common green cucumber. Similar to a kiwi, Lemon cucumber skin has tiny bristles that are edible but may be easily removed.

Common problems with Lemon Cucumber

Susceptible to powdery mildew, downy mildew, bacterial wilt, Anthracnose, Alternaria leaf spot, Fusarium wilt, viruses and blossom end rot.

    How to harvest Lemon Cucumber

    Harvest the fruit when golden yellow in colour, takes about 65 days to mature from planting.

    How to propagate Lemon Cucumber

    Seed

    Sow seed in spring into trays or directly into the soil.

    Other uses of Lemon Cucumber

    Edible

    The fruit is edible, great for slicing, pickling, and are burpless, meaning they lack bitter flavor components.