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Lemon Cucumber

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  • Lemon cucumbers are a type of cucumber (Cucumis sativus) that is named for its yellow, lemon-shaped fruit. They are believed to have originated in the Mediterranean region and have been cultivated for centuries.


    Lemon cucumbers are typically smaller than regular cucumbers and have a round, smooth skin that is pale yellow in color. They are crisp and juicy with a mild, slightly sweet flavor that is less bitter than other cucumber varieties. The flesh inside is also tender and slightly denser than other cucumbers.


    Lemon cucumbers are easy to grow and can be planted in the same way as other cucumbers. They prefer full sun and fertile, well-drained soil. The plants should be watered regularly, but not overwatered, as they can be susceptible to diseases like powdery mildew.


    In cooking, lemon cucumbers can be used in many of the same ways as regular cucumbers. They can be sliced and added to salads, pickled, or used as a refreshing snack. Their mild flavor also makes them a great addition to smoothies or as a garnish in drinks.



    Days to Maturity: 65

    Seeds per pack: 15

    • Choose a sunny location: Lemon cucumbers need full sun to grow and produce fruit. Choose a location in your garden that receives at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight per day.

    • Prepare the soil: Lemon cucumbers grow best in fertile, well-draining soil. Work in plenty of organic matter like compost or aged manure to improve soil fertility and drainage.

    • Plant the seeds: Plant the seeds about 1 inch deep and 18-24 inches apart in rows that are spaced about 5-6 feet apart. You can plant the seeds directly in the garden once all danger of frost has passed.

    • Water regularly: Keep the soil evenly moist, but not waterlogged. Lemon cucumbers need regular watering, especially during hot, dry weather. Use a soaker hose or drip irrigation system to avoid getting the leaves wet, which can lead to disease.

    • Support the plants: Lemon cucumbers can grow up to 8 feet tall and will need support as they grow. You can use trellises or stakes to support the plants and keep the fruit off the ground.

    • Fertilize: Lemon cucumbers benefit from regular fertilization. Use a balanced fertilizer once a month during the growing season to provide the plants with the nutrients they need to produce fruit.

    • Harvest: Lemon cucumbers are ready to harvest when they are about the size of a tennis ball and the skin is a pale yellow color. Use pruning shears or a knife to cut the fruit from the vine, being careful not to damage the plant.

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