Crystal Apple Cucumber Seeds - (Cucumis sativus)
- Seed Count:
- Approx 35 seeds per pack
- Days to Maturity:
- 65 days
- Days to Germination:
- 5-7 days @ 75-95F
- Plant Spacing:
- Light Preference:
- Full sun
- Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO seeds
Crystal Apple Cucumber - Fine Crystal for Your Garden
These small 3" oval fruits are about the size of a small apple with a creamy pale greenish-white color and mild, almost slightly sweet flavor with a crisp texture and no bitter aftertaste. Resembling Granny Smith apples, they are often tender enough to eat skin and all. Similar in appearance to, but unlike, the True Lemon Cucumber. This is lighter in both color and flavor.
Very productive and early, it’s best to plant early in the season to take advantage of its long production time. Often will not stop producing until fall’s frosts. Best grown on a trellis or other vertical support to make harvesting the small fruit easier. Trellising will also prevent sprawling and taking up large amounts of garden space.
It was introduced in Sydney, Australia by the Arthur Yates seed company and was being imported and offered by American seed companies by the early 1930's.
Cucumbers are thought to have originated in India at the foot of the Himalayas, and cultivated in western Asia for 3,000 years. Well known by the ancient Greeks and Romans, introduced to China in the 2nd century BC. Columbus brought cucumbers to the New World in 1494.
Used fresh or sliced in salads. Pick them small and try pickling whole.
Cucumbers need to be continuously harvested to keep up production. If the fruits yellow on the vine the plant will stop producing altogether, To harvest twist them off the vine or snip them with clippers to make sure you do not damage the vines.
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