Cucumber Crystal Apple

Crystal Apple gets its name from the apple-shaped cucumbers it produces. Crisp, juicy, tender, mild flavour and creamy yellow skin. Said to be more digestible than other cucumbers. Best harvested early.

Cucumbers can be started in small peat pots then transplanted when weather is suitable. A trailing plant which will grow tendrils as it gets bigger. Lebanese cucumbers are best picked about 10 -12 cm (4 - 5 in) and eaten whole.

Grow in full sun. Grow up a trellis or framework to save space and keep the fruit clean. Needs ties to support it at first. Water regularly and fertilise to encourage growth.

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