Lemon Cucumber (Cucumis sativus)
Introduced in the U.S. in the late 1800s, this unique cucumber has the size, shape, and color of a lemon. Best harvested when it’s a pale, greenish-yellow, Lemon Cucumber does well in cool climates with short summers. Fruits have tender flesh and a flavor slightly milder than a standard cucumber.
- 25 seeds minimum
- Germination 7-14 days
- Maturity: 55-65 days
- Direct sow in full sun after the last frost or start indoors 3 weeks prior to last frost. Plant 1/2" deep in soil or seed starting mix. Harden off seedlings before transplanting.
- Compost well and keep moist throughout summer.
- Space plants 12” apart; space rows 6' apart
- Trellis to save space.
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These were really fun to grow! We grew two plants and had enough cucumbers for fresh eating in salads and the kids like eating them whole. We also had leftovers for pickling, and they made great pickles. They do have small spikes on them that you have to wash off, but they are really fun to grow!