Lemon Cucumber Seeds

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Lemon Cucumber (65 days)

The Lemon Cucumber was introduced in 1894

Yummy little striped round balls of sunshine goodness!  I love Lemon cucumbers because they are almost sweet and have none of the unpleasant belching afterward.  I even eat them straight out of the garden.  Lemon cucumbers are crunchy, non bitter skin and about the size of a tennis ball.  Although I prefer them a bit smaller.  Lemon cucumbers are quite prolific and at least here in our gardens don't seem to be bothered by much.  We refrigerator pickle them so there was no surprise when I read the descriptions below that said Lemon was used to make pickles. 

1918 Great Northern Seed Co. catalogs says about Lemon Cucumbers seeds...
"The Lemon Cucumber is nearly round, the skin is smooth with yellow and green markings. Fruit grows from 2 ½ to 3 inches in diameter, flesh is tender and has a flavor surpassing all other cucumbers. Excellent for pickling, either green or ripe. For table use they should be used just as the fruits are turning yellow."

1927 Henry Field's Seed Co. catalog says about Lemon Cucumbers ...
"Resembles a lemon, both in color and in form. A splendid sort, either for pickling or slicing."

1935 Isbell's Seed Co. catalog says about Lemon Cucumber Seeds ...
"This fine cucumber grows about the size and color of a lemon. The flesh is white and has a peculiar sweet flavor, quite different from other cucumbers. They are highly esteemed both for table use and pickling. May be pickled while green or ripe, as preferred".

Recommended by the Following State Universities or Ag Extension Offices as a variety that performs well for their region .  OR

 

Seed Planting Depth

Seeds per gram

Germination Temperature

Days to Germination

Row Spacing

Plant Spacing

100' Row Yield

Sun

1/2-1" 35-40 70-85 3-10 36" 12-24" 150 lb. Full

Cucumis sativus

Planting Tips for Heirloom Cucumber:

Soak seeds overnight before planting either individually in rows or hills of 3-6 seeds each.  Tighter spacing and higher yields can be achieved through trellising the plants on fences or poles.  Continually harvesting will keep the plant producing new fruits.

  • Heirloom cucumbers do not like acidic soil! 
  • Frost tender.  Heirloom cucumbers love warm weather.
  • To get an earlier heirloom cucumber crop start indoors 3-4 weeks before last frost.
  • Heirloom cucumbers are thirsty!  Never let them go dry.  Heirloom cucumbers are over 95 % water.  
  • Fertilize heirloom cucumbers with manures BEFORE planting.
  • Cucumber beetles are "supposed" to dislike marigolds or wood ashes sprinkled at the base of  cucumber vines.

Seeding Rate for Heirloom Cucumber:

35,000-40,000 plants/acre, 3-4 lb./acre

Heirloom seeds are hardy but always take care with your garden seeds to give them the appropriate amount of moisture - not letting the vegetable seeds dry out prematurely or overwatering and possibly having them rot.

 

Cucumbers are such refreshing treats in the summer time. You can eat them sliced with salt, in regular salads or in a cucumber salad. This season we have so many different varieties of cucumbers in the field that our employees have been trying many different ways of preparing them. Try this delicious twist on on a cucumber salad.

Ingredients 

3 Cucumbers (I used Painted Serpant and bush pickle

1 golden beet 

1 carrot 

5 tablespoons of Plain orgranic yogurt

fresh dill and parsley 

salt and pepper to taste

 

1. Slice the cucumbers 

2. Grate carrots and beets 

3. Mix carrots, beets and cucumber together in large bowl

4. Add the yogurt and mix well. 

5. mix in finely chopped parsley and dill

6. Add salt and pepper to taste. 

Then enjoy this refreshing salad on a hot summers afternoon. 

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