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Lemon Cuke Cucumber
 
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Lemon Cuke Cucumber (25-35 seeds) (CU103) $2.50
BULK SEED 1 oz (CU103C) $8.00

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Lemon Cuke Cucumber

         
 
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60 days. The shape, size, and color of a lemon, but with super-sweet flavor! This cucumber was famously peddled by one snake oil salesmen as a genuine cross between an orange and a green cucumber. The huckster claimed that he had plucked an orange blossom from his daughters bridal bouquet (orange blossoms were a popular bridal flower in those days) and used it to pollinate a cucumber plant! These “true lemon cucumber” seeds were sold at a bargain price of 1 dollar per seed! Indeed, the lemon cucumber is a pretty convincing fake, with round, lemon yellow fruits and a swollen blossom end, just like a real lemon. Alas, the lemon cuke is a true cucumber, a result of naturally selecting for round, yellow fruits. The lemon cucumber originated in the late 19th century, and was introduced to the U.S in 1894. The tasty fruits are low in cucurbitacin, that naturally occuring cucumber chemical that accounts for a slighlty bitter taste. The flesh is citrusy and adds a real zip to salads! Fantatsic for kids gardens. One of our all-time favorite garden crops!
 
Lemon Cuke Cucumber
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 43
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

86.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
Isabel
Location:
Seattle, WA, United States
Date:
August 10, 2018
          5.0
 
Tasty and plentiful
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Tasty, productive, vigorous

What are the cons? Plant has lots of spines

Review:

My entire life, I've hated the taste of cucumbers. I always thought they were so watery and bland. I thought I would grow these since they are a bit different than the typical English cucumbers you see at the grocery store. These are wonderful! Very crisp and delicious. I planted the seeds for these in April, and they germinated in about 4 days. The plants themselves have grown very vigorously, and they are very productive. It's been about 3 weeks since they started setting fruit, and two plants have given me about 20 cucumbers. I'm very happy with these and will definitely grow them again next year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Nickname:
Bethany
Location:
Vancouver, WA, United States
Date:
July 29, 2018
          5.0
 
Loaded with Flowers
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? So many flowers

What are the cons? So many bees

Review:

Grew this plant for the dog this year (this is her favorite!), but I got a sneak taste today. Very crisp and juicy. Tastes great. On one plant, there's 100 of flowers. I think it's going to be a productive year!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Jeff
Location:
San rafael, CA, United States
Date:
April 17, 2018
          4.0
 
Lemon cucumber
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow. Harvest early

What are the cons? Must eat quickly

Review:

Great here in n. California. Can plant in early April for June eating. Second planting in mid May are the most prolific. Still producing in October.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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6 out of 12 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Artemiy
Location:
Moscow, Vladimir oblast, Russian Federation
Date:
November 4, 2017
          1.0
 
It is very latematuring
Easy to Grow 1.0
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? Adventurism

What are the cons? Late-maturing

Review:

I' ve grown this in zone 5a in 2017 wet cold summer. It did not be able to blossom and to fruit. But all "classical Russian" cucumbers gave a harvest exept late-maturing avrietes. Unfortunately it does not suits to our climate in open space, it is for greenhouses.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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4 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
PNWGardener
Location:
Spokane, WA, United States
Date:
May 20, 2017
          5.0
 
Just like grandma used to grow
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Easy, yummy

What are the cons? None

Review:

This is my second year growing lemon cukes. My grandparents always had some lemon cukes in their backyard, so they remind me of my childhood and spending summers eating my grandmas delicious cucumber salads. I just planted these three and half days ago and three of my four seeds have already germinated!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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