Cucumber, True Lemon
(Cucumis Sativis) This heirloom cucumber was listed in the 1894 seed catalog of Samuel Wilson of Mechanicsville, Pennsylvania. It was once a popular variety for markets in Australia. It is drought and rust resistant, but still will do better if you give it lots of water. Makes an excellent salad cucumber or just for fresh eating, and has a faint lemony flavour. Skin is very tender when cucumbers are still green or greenish yellow; when mature they should be peeled, but are still good too eat.
Sold as individual plants in a 3" square peat pot., as cucumbers do not like to be transplanted. Pot and plant should be soaked well before planting to help the roots get through the pot, and kept moist until the plants are well established. Water well and often to get the best crop.