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Cucumis sativus

Apple Shaped, Lemon

Description

A heavy cropping variety originally from New Zealand.

With creamy white round fruits and prickly skin they have a mild flavour.

Harvesting seed

Allow the cucumber fruit to ripen on the vine until past eating quality. Remove and then leave for a further 20 days in a dry warm place.

Cut cucumbers in half lengthwise to extract the seeds. Scoop out seeds and any surrounding pulp from the seed cavity.

Allow seeds and jelly-like liquid to sit in jar at room temperature for 3 or 4 days. Fungus will start to form on top. Stir daily. Jelly will dissolve and good seeds will sink to bottom while remaining debris and immature seeds can be rinsed away. Spread seeds on a paper towel or screen until dry.

Store in an airtight container.

 

 


Additional Info

Height
251-300cm
Spread
41-50cm
Colour
White
Hardiness
Half-Hardy
Longevity
Annual
Seed viability
10 years
Nominal value
6 pence/seed