Cucumber Lemon HEIRLOOM Seeds

Cucumber Lemon HEIRLOOM Seeds

Cucumis sativus

Item #0086

65 days. This unusual, eye-catching lemon-sized cucumber has excellent flavor and is a great slicer or pickler. It is burpless, making it scrumptious eaten with the skin and all, just like you would an apple. A gardener's favorite since 1894, but hard to find in grocery stores. Plants are somewhat drought tolerant.

This packet sows up to 30 ft. of trellised cucumbers.

Seedling Image

Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:

Seed Spacing:
A group of 2 seeds every 12"

Row Spacing:

When 3 leaves, thin to 1 plants every 12"

When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost, and when soil temperature is warm, at least 60°F, ideally 70°-90°F.

When to start inside: 2 to 4 weeks before average last frost. Cucumbers are sensitive to root disturbance; sow in biodegradable pots.

Harvesting: Do not let cucumbers get too big; plants stop producing if there are overly mature cucumbers on the vine. Pick regularly before fruits are bigger than optimal size (see variety information). Cut the stem rather than pulling at the fruit to break off. Once picked, immediately immerse in cold water to disperse "field heat", which increases the quality and life of picked fruit.

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