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Lemon Cuke Cucumber
 
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Lemon Cuke Cucumber (25-35 seeds) (CU103) $2.75
BULK SEED 500 (CU103B) $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 salesman as a genuine cross between an orange and a green cucumber. The huckster claimed that he had plucked an orange blossom from his daughter’s 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 fruit. The lemon cucumber originated in the late 19th century and was introduced to the U.S. in 1894. The tasty fruit is 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! Fantastic for kids’ gardens. One of our all-time favorite garden crops!
 
Lemon Cuke Cucumber
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 50
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5

86.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
Elehos
Location:
Stafford, NY, United States
Date:
September 19, 2019
          5.0
 
BEST cuke
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Flavor

What are the cons? NOTHING

Review:

I've NEVER, EVER liked cucumbers until growing this. This is about my third season of growing these and have shared quite a few cukes with others since I'm getting bombed with them. Prolific vines! Everyone (family, friends, and even coworkers) are asking where to get the seeds because they've never had a better cucumber. If it's your first time growing, don't pick them after they turn yellow--that's the color when they are ready to harvest seed. Pick them at a size between a large chicken egg and a tangerine and still green. They're bristly, but you can rub off the bristles with your fingers or the back of a butter knife when rinsing them off. Being small, you won't have leftovers to wrap up and refrigerate, either, so no waste. These are definitely sweeter than other cukes and don't need peeling, which is a plus. ALSO, they don't repeat on you, so it's a true burpless variety. It's been getting cold at night now, being September in zone 5, but the vines are still flowering!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Kayla
Location:
Spokane, WA, United States
Date:
September 16, 2019
          5.0
 
Fun little cucumbers
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Fast, abundant, delicious

What are the cons? Nothing

Review:

This was my first year really getting a garden in and these didn't get planted until June as my naughty chickens snuck in and scratched them up. They have been the highlight of all the gardens. They spread like crazy so I had to get some chicken wire and scrap wood to make a trellis to weave them through. They still spread out everywhere. The trellis will be a must for next year to maximize garden bed space because they will overtake everything else. We loved the taste of them, very mild and tasty. Great sliced and eaten fresh, with a little salt or tossed in with a salad. I loved not having to peel these. Only a couple turned out to have rougher skin and seeds and they had been hidden behind a leaf and went a little too long. I still can't believe how many we harvest. Close to 4-6 a day from 2 seeds planted. Highly recommend. These were so fun that the family asked that I skip the traditional cukes for fresh eating and keep those to pickles. These have won the fresh eating vote!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Di
Location:
Bath, ME, United States
Date:
March 27, 2019
          5.0
 
Simply Fantastic
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Everything about the plant!

What are the cons? None

Review:

By far my favorite little cucumber!! Very easy to grow, I was picking 7-8 of these daily off only 2 plants.. That time of year has come again for starting seeds, and these are on top of my list! Can't wait to see these producing in my garden again!!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Sami
Location:
Huntington, VT, United States
Date:
March 7, 2019
          3.0
 
Soso
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5
 

What are the pros? variety, cute

What are the cons? seeds get hard as cukes grow

Review:

These were nice for a variety cuke, Taste was good, mildly sweet. Not a pickler. I'm in New England where the weather is cooler. If you let these get just a bit too big they do get bitter and the seeds get hard. This was nice for a one year try out but I won't plant them again.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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8 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
trago
Location:
SOMERVILLE, TN, United States
Date:
January 15, 2019
          5.0
 
Great tasting and prolific
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? great taste, so easy to grow

What are the cons? can be seedy

Review:

Planted for an ornamental in my garden. Didn't expect to like the flavor but these are delicious. Planted two rounds, first in May and again in late July. Both did very well in western Tennessee heat. Grew first round on and near trellis. Those on ground produced fine but the leaves were diseased. Those on the trellis did well. These continued producing even after leaves started turning. We had them up until it frosted in late October. If left on vine too long, which was when they darkened to a deep yellow almost orange color, they were very seedy. Picked earlier, not so much. They didn't keep very long in the fridge-- just a couple days.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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