Lemon cucumber
Lemon cucumber

A little cucumber that is round like an apple and yellow like a lemon, but with a cucumber flavor. It's an ancient variety that originated in Russia.

The skin is thin and pale yellow and the flesh is white. Its seeds form a pretty five-branch star. It has crisp flesh with a mild refreshing flavor with no bitterness.

This cucumber was introduced to the market in 1894 in the catalogue of Samuel Wilson of Pennsylvania.


It is ripe once the skin turns yellow.


The seeds are a little tougher than traditional cucumbers, so remove them when making a gazpacho or cucumber soup.


Use as you would traditional cucumbers.



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