Organic Cucumber Seeds: “Lemon” (65 days)
1 g ~30 seeds
Organic Cucumber Seeds: “Lemon” (1 g ~30 seeds):
Our Organic Heirloom “Lemon” Cucumbers were first introduced in 1894 are great producers of crunchy, lightly sweet fruit with non-bitter skin, about the size of a tennis ball. Great in salads and as pickles.
The 1918 Great Northern Seed Co. catalogs describes the Lemon Cucumber as “nearly round, the skin is smooth with yellow and green markings. Fruit grows from 2 ½ to 3 inches in diameter, flesh is tender and has a flavor surpassing all other cucumbers. Excellent for pickling, either green or ripe. For table use they should be used just as the fruits are turning yellow.”
The 1927 Henry Field’s Seed Co. catalog says they, “Resemble a lemon, both in color and in form. A splendid sort, either for pickling or slicing.”
The 1935 Isbell’s Seed Co. catalog said, “This fine cucumber grows about the size and color of a lemon. The flesh is white and has a peculiar sweet flavor, quite different from other cucumbers. They are highly esteemed both for table use and pickling. May be pickled while green or ripe, as preferred”.
All of Our Seeds are 100% Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO, Open-Pollinated and USDA Certified Organic Seeds.
Seed Planting Depth: 1/2-1″
Germination Temperature: 70-85
Days to Germination: 7-14
Row Spacing: 36″
Plant Spacing: 12-24″
100′ Row Yield: 150 lb.
Planting Tips for Heirloom Cucumbers:
Fertilize the soil with well composted manure before planing. Soak seeds overnight then plant single seeds in rows or 3-6 seeds each in hilled up soil. If you trellis the plants on fences or poles, you can achieve tighter spacing and higher yields. The more you pick, the more you get, so keep on harvesting throughout the season.
Cucumbers do not like acidic soil and are frost tender so plant for warm weather. Seeds can be started indoors 3-4 weeks before last frost and transplanted when the weather is stable. Cucumbers require consistent, thorough watering as they are over 95% water. Marigolds and wood ashes sprinkled at the base of cucumber vines discourage cucumber beetles.
Heirloom seeds are hardy but always take care with your garden seeds to give them the appropriate amount of moisture – not letting the vegetable seeds dry out prematurely or over-watering and possibly having them rot.