Every seed came up, they're about 3' tall with a sturdy stem. Waiting until mid March to put out in the southern (Ga) garden. Will be licking my lips watching them flower and fruit. I like these as an addition to a traditional red tomato salad.
I had 40 mph winds my greenhouse fell over and was so surprised the seeds survived two days in the cold under soil and are still growing. The roots were in tact so i transplanted them, they are doing just fine. 10 stars
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Lemon Cucumber Seeds
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".
Unlike other cucumbers (And everything else I planted that year, these absolutely thrived in the Oklahoma summer heat! We had six plants, and my family of four ate cucumbers every day for months, we were giving them away by the bushel! Plus, they are much sweeter than "regular" cucumbers, like marketmores, with NO bitterness in the skin!