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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: 40
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

85.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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0 out of 0 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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1 out of 1 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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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Ggrets
Location:
Columbus, IN, United States
Date:
April 18, 2017
          5.0
 
Heavy producer
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? Heavy production

What are the cons? None

Review:

Grew these last year, with 12 plants I harvested probably 50lbs of cucumbers over a long producing season. I set the plants out early, they resisted the cold well but really took off when the average temperatures neared 80 degrees in the day. Good flavor, work well for pickles if harvested young.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Melissa
Location:
Lancaster, CA, United States
Date:
January 16, 2017
          5.0
 
High Production Tasty Cukes
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros? high yields, crunchy cukes

What are the cons? Slow to start producing

Review:

These Lemon Cucumbers were among the most peoductive plan in my garden this last summer. They produced very high yields, and kept going through the season. I started these a bit late, and they did take some time to start producing fruit. Just about when I started to wonder if they were every going to give me cucumbers, the fruit began to come in, and once it started it never stopped until the frost came. I had to pick every day to keep up with the production! The cucumbers are mild and crunchy. I preferred them picked on the small side, around the size of a lemon (go figure!) before the skin got thick or the seeds grew too large. Perfect for slicing and snacking! Will definitely be growing these again and again!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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13 out of 13 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
636
Location:
Northern, VA, United States
Date:
January 4, 2017
          5.0
 
Crisp sweep awesome cucumber
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Prolific and determened

What are the cons? Escape artists

Review:

I decided to grow these for 2015 due to the interesting reviews. What I got was a total surprise and a wonderful addition to my garden. I container garden on my deck. These cucumbers thrived when the 'regular' cucumbers died off early in the season as they seem prone to do. These guys produced into the fall for me. They produced a lot. The best time to snip the fruit is when they hit lemon size or fit int he palm of your hand. They grow a good bit larger, more towards 'softball' size and the seeds start to harden. They are surprisingly crish and crunchy. The skin isn't tough and bitter. They store very well. They turn into salads very well. The size is perfect for an individual meal without left over cucumber anywhere lunch. They do like their heat but the leaves also sunburn. Don't worry about it. I found they were most happy growing into my tomatoes. They wanted to grow out rather than up the trellis I had for them. They seem a bit more resistant to powdery mildew as well.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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