Organic Cucumber (Crystal Apple) Seeds

Organic Cucumber (Crystal Apple) Seeds

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Crystal Apple Cucumbers are easy to grow, prolific fruiters with a thin, edible skin.  Grow them by seed and enjoy lots of large, golf-ball sized Cucumbers over summer.  This vine will give you a crop of Cucumbers with crisp, sweet flesh.

Our Ecoseeds range is certified organic, non-GMO and open pollinated. Each Cucumber seed packet contains approximately 30 seeds.

What are Crystal Apple Cucumbers (Cucumis sativus)?

Cucumbers are found in so many types of garden and a range of international cuisines from European and Mediterranean to middle eastern.  This variety produces a squat round Cucumber that is lovely in salads or on sandwiches.  It has a white-light yellow skin and crisp white centre. 

These plants can be grown in a courtyard or a large pot but require something to grow up as they have a creeping growth habit. They have green foliage and yellow flowers. 

Culinary Uses for Crystal Apple Cucumbers

This Cucumber can be eaten with its skin on.  Try them raw in an apple, cucumber and walnut salad, or blend with apple juice, lemon juice and basil for a refreshing drink.

Pick your Cucumbers regularly to encourage a prolific crop!

Growing Conditions - Apple Cucumbers

Cucumbers are an easy care plant that likes rich, free draining soil, lots of sun and lots of water. Prepare your soil with compost and Morganics fertiliser before planting.  

This is a good crop to grow in the spot your winter Brassicas occupied in the garden. While you shouldn't plant Cucumbers near Sage or Potatoes, there are a host of good companion plants, including: Marigolds, Carrots, Radish, Dill, Onions, Garlic and Sunflowers. 

Cucumbers are best grown in a sheltered spot that is out of the wind and safe from snap frosts.  

Climate and Seasonal Information - Crystal Apple Cucumber

Cucumbers are warm weather crops .  In warmer areas, plant from spring - January. In cooler areas, plant after the last frost through to November. 

Growing Instructions - Crystal Apple Cucumber Seeds
  • Direct sow or transplant: Spring - mid summer
  • Spacing: 100 cm apart
  • Sowing depth: 12mm
  • Keep soil consistently moist but not soggy while seedlings are germinating
  • Germination: 6 - 10 days
  • Harvest: 60 days
  • Protect young seedlings from slugs and snails