Lemon Cucumber

Recently, I gave a tour through the garden to a group of ten children (ages 4-13) and their parents. We looked at a variety of the heritage plants that are ready to harvest in the garden. We crunched some Dragon’s Tongue Beans and Atomic Red Carrots. I think the biggest hit was this unusual looking cucumber. Round, yellow and covered in tiny black spines it looks like a cross, between a lemon and a kiwi.

lemon cucumber

The kids clamored around me to get a taste of this oddity. I had them take a piece and let it sit on their tongue for a moment before chewing.  They told me in very surprised voices that it tasted like cucumber! This variety is quite lovely to look at and to eat. I acquired the seeds from West Coast Seeds and will definitely plant them again.

One Response to “Lemon Cucumber”

  1. Pickling these little darling cucumbers today for the Sour tasting event! I’ll keep you posted about how they turn out!

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