Cucumis sativus 'Lemon'
Also known as
Apple Cucumbers, Dosakai Suurlemoen Komkommer(Afr.)
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
Sow seed in spring into trays or directly into the soil.
Other uses of Lemon Cucumber
The fruit is edible, great for slicing, pickling, and are burpless, meaning they lack bitter flavor components.