Growing Crystal Lemon Cucumber Seeds
Start sowing indoors, placing seeds on their edge in 9cm pots to prevent rot. Cover them 2cm deep and maintain a consistent 21°C temperature. Germination takes 7-21 days.
Transplanting and Growing
Once 3 true leaves appear, move to 15cm pots. Plant outdoors in a sunny spot after hardening off and when frost risk is past.
Grow against netting or allow to trail along the ground. Suitable for underglass cultivation in large pots or growbags.
Expect maturity from August to September. Note that fruits can have small black spines, so it’s best to peel them before eating.
Handy Tips and Nutrition
Peel fruits before eating to avoid small black spines on the skin.
Low in calories but high in water content and potassium. The skin is rich in carotenoid antioxidants.