Cucumber, True Lemon
- Fruits resemble a lemon
- Faint lemon flavor
- Extremely productive
- Rust and drought resistant
- 58-70 days
- ±700 seeds/oz
Cucumber, True Lemon Description
(aka Lemon, Garden Lemon) Listed in the 1894 catalog of Samuel Wilson of Mechanicsville, PA. Once a popular market variety in Australia. Short and plump, resembles a lemon in size, shape, and color; mature fruits even have a faint lemony flavor. Used for pickling, slicing, and in salads. Very easy to digest. Rust and drought resistant, extremely productive. 58-70 days. ±700 seeds/oz.
Learn to Grow it
This crop can be direct seeded into the soil after the last spring frost. You can also start plants indoors 3-6 weeks before the last frost date.
If you are direct seeding, plant in groups of 2-3 seeds and keep the healthiest plant that matures. Space your plants or seeds 12-18 inches apart and plant 1/2-1 in. deep.
Make sure that your soil is well fertilized as this crop is a heavy feeder and takes a lot of nutrients from the soil. Consider adding compost to the soil the year before you plant.
These plants prefer warm weather and soil so they should be grown when temperatures are over 68 degrees F. You should avoid watering them from above as damp leaves may be susceptible to disease.