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Lemon Cucumbers

Lemon Cucumbers

Lemon Cucumbers

Lemon Cucumbers

Lemon Cucumbers

Lemon cucumbers are named for how they look, not how they taste. These round cucumbers actually have a clean, crisp taste that is never bitter. You can eat them like an apple, slice them into salads, or even grill them and drizzle with oil. They mature in 65 days and produce a large yield of 3- to 4-inch balls for a long time. Though often planted as a novelty in the garden, their sweet and mild taste makes Lemon cucumbers very popular.

Sun Exposure

  • Full sun (six to eight hours)

Soil pH

  • 6.5 to 7.0

Hardiness Zones

  • 2 to 10


  • Plant 3 to 6 feet apart


  • Water deeply 1 inch a week to keep soil evenly moist


  • Round to oval, 3 to 4 inches in diameter
  • Thin, edible skin
  • Pale yellow with darker yellow markings
  • Matures in 65 days with long and prolific yield
  • Best for eating by hand or sliced in salads and side dishes

Have you ever grown Lemon cucumbers? Please tell us about your experiences with Lemon cucumbers.


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