Lemon is part of the Cucumis genus and is a Cucumber variety. Its scientific name is Cucumis sativus 'Lemon'. 'Lemon' is considered a heirloom OP (open polliated) cultivar. Blooms appear in these approximate colours: Yellow. The mature flowers are of a Single form. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours: Yellow and Light goldenrod yellow.
An excellent variety for shorter and/or cooler growing regions. Sweeter than regular cucumbers, the small yellow fruit resemble lemons (hence the name) with a lime green interior. Fruit is ripe when it begins to colour, but fruit can also be picked still in the green stage.
Vines grow 6-8’ long.
An annual, so it will last but a year in its native climate. Lemon normally reaches to a mature height of 11.7 inches (30.0 cm). This variety tends to bloom in late spring.
Lemon cucumbers may also be pickled, or stuffed with relish.
Russia is believed to be where Lemon originates from.
Lemon Cucumber needs a moderate amount of maintenance, so some level of previous experience comes in handy when growing this plant. Ensure that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant and keep an eye out for pests.
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How to grow Cucumber 'Lemon'
Growing Lemon from seed
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds.Look to ensure a distance 11.7 inches (30.0 cm) between seeds when sowing - bury at a depth of at least 0.47 inches (1.2 cm) deep. Soil temperature should be kept higher than 16°C / 61°F to ensure good germination.
By our calculations, you should look at sowing Lemon about 35 days before your last frost date.
By our calculations, you should look at planting out Lemon about 10 days after your last frost date.
Cucumber 'Lemon' information
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This heirloom reportedly dates from 1894.
24 Mar 2012
Really very pleased with this heirloom variety. 100% germination. Grows quickly and produces a lot of tasty cucumbers which are the perfect size to be included in 1 or 2 individual salads.
11 Feb 2012
Prolific. Tasty. Hearty. Vigorous. I only gave it 4 stars, because this variety of lemon cucumber didn’t have quite the taste I wanted. It could have been my soil. But, on the whole, extremely edible. Not for people who like “seedless” cucumbers.
12 Dec 2011
These are wonderful. Prolific, easy to grow, beautiful, and oh so tasty. Sweet w/ no after-burp. Drawback seemed to be short shelf-life in the fridge; they dried out and shriveled if left in there for more than a day or two. Not a problem since I ate
25 Jun 2011
The one I was able to harvest tasted quite good. I would rate it above the marketmores I planted last year, although the size of it isn’t convenient for our needs.
19 May 2011
Very attractive and performs well in NC summer, but prone to powdery mildew and many insect attacks (as many cucurbits are.) Nice flavour, especially for fresh eating.