Wilbert's Lemon Cucumber
Wilbert’s Lemon Cucumber (Cucumis sativus) A mild sweet heirloom with lemon-coloured skin, introduced to North America from New Zealand in the 1800’s. This selection was grown by ‘Toothless Wilbert’ of Neepawa, MB who preferred these over other cucumbers for their lower acidity and subsequent ease of digestion. My aunt collected the seeds from his farm in the mid 1980’s. A vigorous vine that can be easily trellised. Plant in full sun and keep moist during establishment. Produces many small rounded cucumbers that attract a variety of pollinators.
65 days to maturity
25 seeds per packet $3.95
Planting Instructions: Seed indoors 1/2 inch deep. Line out transplants after risk of frost has passed, spacing 5-6 seed apart. Direct seed in raised hills sowing 5-6 seeds 1/2 inch deep. Soil temperature should be at least 21 degrees Celsius. Space mounds 5-6 feet apart, thinning to 3 plants per mount. Cucumbers can be trellised.