Cucumber 'Crystal Lemon'

This little round cucumber has a lovely sweet taste and excellent crunchy flesh. More
40 seeds 110099 £1.95 In stock
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This little round cucumber has a lovely sweet taste and excellent crunchy flesh. Great for dipping in hummus and guacamole.

Please note, illustrated packets are being introduced gradually over the coming months, availability may vary.

Genus Cucumis
Group/Species sativus
Variety Crystal Lemon
Type Half-Hardy Annual
Common Name Cucumber
Border Position Back, Climber
Soil Type Fertile
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 1.8m (6ft)
Spacing As soon as the roots fill their first pot, if the frosts are over, plant them out about 26cm (10in) apart.
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow under cover in Feb-March to be ready to go out when the frosts finish in May. Sow them individually, vertically down (to prevent rotting) into 3in/7.5cm pots. Germinate at unusually high temperatures of at least 21°C/70F (at 24°C/75F you'll get quicker germination). Seedlings should appear in just over a week. Harden off and plant out in late May.
Care Tips They are climbers so give some support. Water well, and dig in a good lot of compost when planting out. Regular picking promotes further growth. Protect with a fleece in cool months.
Flowering July - September
Storing Best fresh, but can be stored a few days in the fridge.
Harvesting You'll be eating the fruits by the end of July. If you keep picking, they'll go on producing into the autumn, and finish in October.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Cucumber 'Crystal Lemon' reviews

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Reviewed 3rd August 2019 by Alison

Delicious, small round yellow cucumbers. No bitterness at all. Also make an excellent fermented dill pickle.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Mary

Very good, this plant is prone to mildew, so had to treat it, but have very good cucumbers with just a slightly different taste. Very nice.