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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: 48
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5

85.4% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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2 out of 2 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

3 out of 3 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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7 out of 7 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

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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
NB
Location:
Central, MA, United States
Date:
September 16, 2018
          4.0
 
A good performer
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Tasty, one is good serving

What are the cons? Not super productive

Review:

One of our favorites - disappointed in the yield this year as they were taken down by pests in summer and we were only able to harvest a few. They are really tasty (we love them quartered with a dash of chili/lime seasoning). Hoping for better production next year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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3 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Dre
Location:
Oceanside, CA, United States
Date:
August 31, 2018
          5.0
 
Favorite Cuke
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? heavy bearing, not fussy

What are the cons? none

Review:

Favorite cuke's by far, fruit is tasty and plants are not fussy.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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