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Lemon cucumber

Cucumis sativus

Apple cucumbers, Dosakai(Eng.) Suurlemoen komkommer(Afr.)

The Lemon cucumber is a spherical, round to oval-shaped broad fruit that grows 5-7cm in length. The mild, pleasant taste is complemented by a cool, crisp texture. Although it is lemon looking, the flavor is more delicately sweet and less acidic than the common green cucumber. Similar to a kiwi, Lemon cucumber skin has tiny bristles that are edible but may be easily removed.

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Fruiting time
Summer

Harvesting

Harvest the fruit when golden yellow in colour, takes about 65 days to mature from planting.

Propagation

Seed
Sow seed in spring into trays or directly into the soil.

Geography

Origin
Aisa, Middle East

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Loam
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Half-Hardy

Uses

Edible
The fruit is edible, great for slicing, pickling, and are burpless, meaning they lack bitter flavor components.

Personality

Family
Cucurbitaceae
Flower colour
Yellow
Scent
None

Problems

Susceptible to powdery mildew, downy mildew, bacterial wilt, Anthracnose, Alternaria leaf spot, Fusarium wilt, viruses and blossom end rot.

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