“They are considered a great dainty by those who are fond of that popular vegetable. They have all the desired qualities of a good cucumber, slightly flavored with lemon, which
gives them a decided advantage over the common kind.”
(Source 1894 catalog of Samuel Wilson)

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Product Description

Lemon Cucumber

  • 40 seeds
  • Organic
  • Open pollinated
  • Heirloom
  • Distance between plants – 12″
  • Distance between rows – 2-3′
  • Full sun
  • Water every 1-2 days
  • Days to maturity – 68 days
  • Days to germination – 4-12 days
  • Spread – 36″
  • Cucumis Sativus
  • Germination rate – 92%

Sow: Indoor 3-4 weeks before last frost or direct seed 1 week after last frost 1’’ deep

Harvest:  When the fruit is 4-5″ in diameter

‘Lemon’ cucumber in the extensive seed catalog collection of the Bailey Hortorium at Cornell University was in the 1894 catalog of Samuel Wilson, which includes this description: “They are considered a great dainty by those who are fond of that popular vegetable. They have all the desired qualities of a good cucumber, slightly flavored with lemon, which
gives them a decided advantage over the common kind.”
The 1901 seed catalog of James Vick & Sons offered a packet of ‘Lemon’ seed for a dime and described it thus:
“The flesh is exceedingly tender and crisp, with a sweet flavor surpassing all other cucumbers. They have none of the bitter or acid taste so generally found in cucumbers”. Other early listings of ‘Lemon’ in seed catalogs include L. L. May & Co. (1902), John Gregory & Sons (1902), J. E. Thornburn (1907), Iowa Seed Co. (1909),
Aggeler & Musser (1909), and A. W. Livingston & Sons (1910). ‘Lemon’ is still listed in some seed catalogs today. It may be the oldest cucumber cultivar now being grown.  (Source : R. W. Robinson
Horticulture Dept., Cornell University)

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Additional Information

Weight 0.004 kg
Dimensions 8.255 × 0.3 × 11.43 cm

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