Cucumber Seeds - Lemon
- 30 Seeds
- 60-70 Days from Planting/Transplanting
- Bush-Type Variety
- Fruits 3-4 inches long
- Lemon-shaped with a yellow-green hue
- Doesn’t require a trellis or support
- Tolerant to disease and pests
- Suitable for small gardens, patios, or balconies
History: The origin of the Lemon Cucumber, though somewhat shrouded in mystery, is believed to have its roots in parts of India. Over time, this distinct variety found its way across continents, capturing the hearts of gardeners and culinary enthusiasts alike. While relatively modern in Western gardens, its unique appearance and delightful taste have quickly transformed it into a sought-after cultivar. The name "Lemon Cucumber" is not just a nod to its color but also to its uncanny resemblance in shape to a lemon.
Uses: Beyond its delightful aesthetic appeal, the Lemon Cucumber shines in culinary applications. Its mild, sweet, and tangy flavor profile makes it an exceptional choice for a variety of dishes. Most commonly enjoyed fresh, it adds a crisp and refreshing bite to salads and sandwiches. Its smooth, glossy skin is not only edible but also lacks the bitterness sometimes associated with other cucumber varieties. Further, the tiny, tender seeds mean that the entire fruit can be consumed with no waste. From garnishes to standalone snacks, the Lemon Cucumber's versatility is undeniably impressive.
Growing Habits & Planting Instructions: Lemon Cucumber is a joy for gardeners, especially those with space constraints. Being a bush-type variety, it naturally sprawls, eliminating the need for trellises or supports. While it flourishes in full sun, the plant also appreciates warm temperatures and well-draining soil. Direct seeding post the last frost, or starting indoors and transplanting when the seedlings are robust, are both viable planting methods. Providing consistent moisture, especially during the fruit development phase, ensures juicy and flavorful cucumbers. Given its resilient nature, the Lemon Cucumber demonstrates commendable resistance to common cucumber diseases and pests, making it a relatively fuss-free addition to gardens. Whether you're a novice or a seasoned gardener, the ease of growing and the bounty it offers make the Lemon Cucumber an excellent choice.