Cucumber (cucumis sativus)
Cucumber ‘Lemon’ is an heirloom from the 1800’s with unusual round fruits, refreshing slightly lemon flavour and easily digestible. Best harvested when small 5-7cm wide, which are then ideal for salads. Rust and drought resistant.
English common name: Cucumber
Typical fruit size: oval 5-7cm but will get bigger if left on the plant
Typical fruits per plant: 15+
Plant type: rambling, trailing
Best period to harvest: as soon as the fruits attain their yellow striped colour
Production: open field
Culinary use: sliced in salads, chopped in curries or pickled.