Very rare and delicious cucumber. We were gifted this seed at the OSA conference in 2017 and have been growing it ever since. It is a great pickling cucumber that can be harvested at 4-6″, however this is not the surprise that we love so much. Let this fruit mature until the flesh is yellow and brown and harvest to discover a delightful white flesh inside that tastes like a mix between cucumber and melon. This firm and sweet fleshed cucumber is said to originate with the Kaiser of Russia, Alexander, who delighted in it’s flavour and texture.
We can’t get enough of it!
Pollinators love this plant. The flowers are a beautiful soft yellow that bloom all season long. A newly developed variety from Van Hemert & Co, this flower gets it’s name from the Greek work for yellow. It will come back every year if you let dead head flowers fall to the ground.
A lovely addition to a flower bed, Xanthos is a must!
No matter where, we can make it there!
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