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RAW – Seeds Cucumber Crystal Apple
We were going to start with a cucumber joke, but we’re not that kind of brand. Instead, we’ll tell you how this unusual variety got its name. It was once dubbed “Apple Cucumber,” due to its size and shape, whilst others called it “Crystal Lemon” for its pale yellow colour. The names were mushed together and the plant is now known as the Crystal Apple Cucumber. (Creative stuff, eh?).
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Mature, Crystal Apple’s pale, greenish white-skinned fruits resemble Granny Smith apples. To experience the smooth, tender and cream-tasting fruits, enjoy them when they’re young. A bright, scrumptious addition to salads.
An unusual heirloom cucumber. Each fruit is the size of a small apple, hence it was known as ‘Apple Cucumber’, but as its fruit is a pale yellow in colour it is often called ‘Crystal Lemon’. Vining plant.
When mature, the Crystal Apple’s pale, greenish-white skin resembles a Granny Smith apple. To appreciate the smooth, creamy fruits, enjoy them while they’re young. In addition to being the butt of the joke we’ll never tell you, they make a bright, scrumptious addition to salads.
Sow in spring and summer, min temp 15C. Sow in full sun, space plants 90 x 90cm.
Seeds will germinate in 7-14 days and grow to 60-70cm. Harvest in 70-80 days.