Lemon-like in color, size and shape, the True Lemon Cucumber's white flesh is sweet with a superb crunch. The perfect size for snacking, salads or sandwiches. They start producing a little later than other cucumbers, but keep producing after everything else has quit. Very popular with chefs and gardeners who know them.
Easy to digest, skin and all. Neither flesh nor skin is bitter, and it’s versatile enough for slicing, pickling, and snacking. Introduced from Australian markets in Samuel Wilson's 1894 catalog (Mechanicsburg, PA).
Outdoor Sowing Recommended
Plant 6 to 8 seeds per hill (4ft. to 6ft. apart) directly in the garden after soil is warm and all danger of frost is past. When seedlings are 6" tall, select the 3 strongest and pinch or cut out the others. Do not pull, as this disturbs the root structure.
Cucumbers need moisture. Mulch thickly and water well in dry weather. Plant where vines can climb on a trellis or a fence. Pick often, cucumbers left to turn yellow will slow or stop the vine's production.
As the description says, they were free of bitterness and scrambled up my trellis to make for easy picking. Still produced after some other cucumbers were pooped out.