Little Potato Cucumber

Cucumis sativus | SKU: 1575A-P25
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  • Organic
  • Nearly round 3 inch fruit
  • Brown russetted skin
  • Lemon flavor
  • Stores well
  • 70 days
  • ±1,400 seeds/oz

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(aka Khira Balam) Originally from India. Introduced into the 1997 SSE Yearbook by Indiana member Robert F. Bruns who got his seed from the USDA. Nearly round 3" fruits with brown russetted skin are borne heavily on robust semi-bush plants. Delicious lemon flavor. Stays crisp in storage. 70 days. ±1,400 seeds/oz.

Learn to Grow Little Potato Cucumber

Direct Seed: 1" Deep

Seeds to Hill: 6-8 Seeds

Thin: To 3-4 Plants

Light: Full Sun

Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors in 12" diameter hills after the last frost when soil is warm. Space hills 6' apart in all directions. Can also be started indoors 2-4 weeks before the last frost for an earlier harvest. Cucumbers benefit from consistent moisture. Provide support for vines to save space.

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A conversation piece.


These cucumbers are productive and look interesting. The flavor is OK but they do not last as long on the counter as Crystal Apple (and don't taste as good). I probably won't grow them again next year.