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Cucumber Lemon apple in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Cucumis Sativus 'Lemon Apple'

 

Cucumber 'Lemon apple'

Cucumber is the common name for a widely cultivated creeping vine bearing cucumiform fruits and is of the same family as melon. There are numerous varieties for cultivation, F1 varieties have been developed that have all female flowers, and none of the male ones; this negates the need to remove all male flowers which would otherwise result in bitter fruits. Cucumber 'Lemon Apple' is very different from the traditional cucumber being yellow and round. It is sweet and tangy good in salads. The plants grow like, and resemble, the common cucumber, but are more compact.

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plant Features
  • Cucumber Lemon apple likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Cucumber Lemon apple likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Cucumber Lemon apple is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Cucumber Lemon apple likes rich and free draining

    Rich and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Cucumber 'Lemon apple'

Latin name

Cucumis Sativus 'Lemon Apple'

type

Vegetable

family

Cucurbitaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Cucumber Lemon apple likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Cucumber Lemon apple is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Cucumber Lemon apple likes rich and free draining

    Rich and free draining

  • Water

    Cucumber Lemon apple likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When to harvest

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Cucumber Lemon apple is 1.00meters x 1.00meters 1.00 M 1.00 M

Cucumis Sativus 'Lemon Apple'

Cucumber is the common name for a widely cultivated creeping vine bearing cucumiform fruits and is of the same family as melon. There are numerous varieties for cultivation, F1 varieties have been developed that have all female flowers, and none of the male ones; this negates the need to remove all male flowers which would otherwise result in bitter fruits. Cucumber 'Lemon Apple' is very different from the traditional cucumber being yellow and round. It is sweet and tangy good in salads. The plants grow like, and resemble, the common cucumber, but are more compact.


Planting

From Mid Spring TO Early Summer

Plant out seedlings that have germinated in heat into their permanent position in the greenhouse in mid spring in rich well draining soil. For outdoor varieties, harden off when the weather and soil are warm enough, and then plant out into humus-rich soil, in a sunny site, spacing them 3' apart.

 

Propagation by seed

From Early Spring TO Late Spring

Sow cucumber seed in heat under glass in early to mid spring for planting out when risk of frost has passed. Sow the seeds on edge in compost, and water, then keep compost moist until seedlings emerge. Try to maintain a temperature of at least 15 deg. Plant out after seedlings have their first true leaves, and when the soil and weather are warm enough

 
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