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Lemon Cucumbers pk/20

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SKU CU11-20
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65 days. Cucumis sativus. Open Pollinated. Plant produces heavy yields of 2 ½ to 4" round lemon shaped cucumbers. They are tender and sweet, are never bitter, and are great for salads and pickling. Great for large containers! Does well in cool weather. Drought tolerant. Great specialty market salad item. Excellent choice for home gardens and specialty market growers. An 1894 heirloom variety from Australia. United States Department of Agriculture, NSL 106620.

Lot No: 95260

Germination: 85%

Test Date: 09/17

Seeds Per Pound: 16,000

Plant Height: Vine Type Plant

Planting Season: Spring/Late Summer

Sunlight Requirement: Full Sun/Partial Shade

Planting Method: Indoor Sow/Direct Sow



Slicing Cucumbers
Cucumis sativus

 
Seed DepthSoil Temp. for GerminationDays to GerminationSunlight RequirementsPlanting Time
1 1/2"65 F to 75 F 7 to 14 daysFull Sun Spring
USDA Hardiness ZoneSeed SpacingRow SpacingSpace After ThinningDays to Harvest
N/A Hills 18" Apart 7 ft Hills 18" Apart50 - 70 days
Slicing Cucumber Seed Planting Information:

Cucumbers don't do well if roots are disturbed, so it is best to plant seeds directly in the garden. Plant your seeds in soil, 2 to 3 weeks after last frost, when soil and air temperature is at least 60 F. Thin so there are 4 plants per hill. Cucumbers can also be grown in rows instead of hills, spacing 24" apart in rows 24 - 36" apart. Trellised plants can be grown as close as 10" apart. Cucumbers only take 55 to 65 days to maturity, so you can have multiple harvest by growing 2 to 3 weeks apart. Plants grow 1 ft tall and vines spread up to 6 ft.

Warning: Do not plant in cold wet soil or you may experience poor germination!

Soil Requirements:

Requires fertile soil in a well drained location in the garden. Apply much and grass clippings, or straw around base of plant.

Water Requirements:

The soil should be continuously moist. Water well during dry and hot spells. Make sure plants get ½" water per week.

Fertilizer Requirements:

Use RootBlast, Vegetable Alive, and Slow Release Fertilizer when transplanting outdoors. Periodically apply Miracle Gro.

Harvest Tips:

Snip the stems with garden scissors when cucumbers are 8 - 12" long for slicing varieties (36" long on Asian types). Harvesting frequently encourages more production. Pick daily to prevent fruit from becoming too large. Over ripe cucumbers will have a bitter taste.


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by on June 17, 2008

This round heirloom cuke is super cute. I planted it and four other varieties of traditional green cucumbers and found that this cuke outperformed the others. I live in Virginia and planted all five varieties on July 1. Summer 2007 was alternately drought-ridden and sodden, but this cuke held up. I highly recommend it. It is more different from regular cukes than yellow tomatoes are from traditional red tomatoes. So, if you want to experiment with unique garden vegetables, this is the one to start with.

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by on August 21, 2005

Prolific! Second year growing them, just took "Best of Show" for Organic Vegetables at Albemarle County (VA) Fair 8/6/5. Flesh is a little coarse with large seeds, but great as fried & battered slices. Baseball sized, best on a trellis.

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by on September 4, 2009

Amazingly productive! I grew these for the first time this year and planted two seeds, which resulted in the largest cucumber plants I have ever seen. From my two plants I have picked as many at 20 cucumbers a day. They have produced heavily for almost 3 months now, I have had hundreds of these. They are delicious as well, a little sweet, and never bitter. Worth a spot in your garden. They seem more heat resistant and drought tolerant than other types.

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by on January 6, 2009

Our all time favorite cucumber! Two years ago we planted extras and made pickles out of these guys. The biggest ones were sliced up for hamburger sized pickle slices! I grow these guys every year and am never let down.

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