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

Maturity: Early

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.