Cucumber – Crystal Apple

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A great outdoor Heirloom variety originally bred in New Zealand early last century.  Can be grown equally as a ground ridge cucumber it can be trained to climb on a trellis if space is short.

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Cucumber Crystal Apple

Cucumber Crystal Apple. A great outdoor Heirloom variety originally bred in New Zealand early last century.  Can be grown equally as a ground ridge cucumber it can be trained to climb on a trellis if space is short.  The golf to tennis ball sized fruits are produced in abundance if cropped on a regular basis all summer. The flavour is sweet with no bitter after taste and a crisp refreshing texture. This outdoor variety is best grown against a support, or it can be left to trail on the ground if preferred. Height: 3m (9′). Spread: 45cm (18″).

Cultivation Advice Cucumber Crystal Apple

Type: Half-Hardy Annual

Temperature Required: 21-25°c

Time to Germinate: 7-14 Days

Days to Maturity: 70 – 80 Days

Position/ Light: Full Sun

    • Sow under cover (protected with warmth provided) from Mid spring,
    • 3-4 seeds 1in deep in a 3in pot in good compost, and thin later to the best one or two plants per clump.
    • Transplant no later than 3 weeks after seeding as cucumbers have a tap root that can be easily damaged.
    • Ensure the weather is warm if planting outside, ensuring a sheltered and sunny position.
    • Cucumbers germinate and grow best when summer really gets going or under glass.
    • To avoid bitterness, keep plants evenly moist at all times.
    • Can be trained on a trellis to save garden space or left to roam.
    • Keep them picked and they’ll keep producing.