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26/07/2014 at 21:38

Loving harvesting these, but running out of family and friends to offload them to! Still got tonnes on the plants and lots of flowers too! A good year for cucumbers!


26/07/2014 at 22:00

Lovely harvest well done, 

Is it your first year?


27/07/2014 at 08:17

Tootles, great cumbers  Don't forget cumbers and onion in vinegar  

27/07/2014 at 08:23

Nice harvest Tootles. 

Kef I forget about onion and cucumber in vinegar, mum used to make it whenever we had salad

27/07/2014 at 10:09

Morning lovely folks.  It's my second year with my dream greenhouse Lyn. Thanks Kef. Great idea! Not tried that before.

Any ideas what to do with this? It's a cucumber-apple-lemon! Size of a tennis ball.  Thought I'd give growing it a go for a bit of fun. No idea what it's going to taste like! It says 'good for pickles' on the label... I'll report back following consumption!


27/07/2014 at 11:01

Am I reading it wrong or do you mean it's a cross between a cucumber an Apple and an orange?

27/07/2014 at 11:18

Lovely display of cucumbers Tootles. You must be really chuffed. 

27/07/2014 at 11:21

KEF. Oh Lor. I forgot about the cue n vinegar. Gonna make some today n have with ham sandwiches, fruit cake n a cuppa, just like my lovely M in Law used to do. Thanks for reminding me Kef. 

27/07/2014 at 11:49

Runnybeak  Enjoy.

You worried me with the new thread with my name on I wondered what I'd been doing  

Tootles they are positively weird looking, will wait to see what your verdict is

27/07/2014 at 11:53
I've grown the Cucumber Crystal Lemon for the first time this year, they have a lovely juicy texture, maybe a bit sweeter than normal cucumbers, all in all very nice. Definitely grow again.
27/07/2014 at 13:06

KEF. Sorry for alarming you Kef but I never know where to post things for the best. I'm a real saddo and a dinosaur to boot. But hey oh !  I don't care. 

27/07/2014 at 17:39

Delicious!  Tastes like what it's called! texture of an apple, zesty like a lemon, and refreshing like a cucumber. Brilliant! Hope I get some more growing!


27/07/2014 at 20:01

Tootles  , your cucumber yellow round thing looks great , do you know what it is called would like to try and grow one next year 

Anybody had there cucumbers go yellow ? I have got some in the G/H below the shade , I have assumed it is the sun ?





27/07/2014 at 20:12

Here's the label, and a photo of the vine. It's pretty rampant! Forgot to say, it had to be peeled before eaten.


27/07/2014 at 20:17

Hello thanks for the info it looks like you bought young plants  ? 

Will definitely be looking out for these , like to try different things 

27/07/2014 at 20:29

I've just harvested Crystal Apple and didn't peel it and I'm still alive!

01/08/2014 at 14:11

There is a recipe for courgette bread and loads more courgette recipes on BBC Good Food (I think it is called) I seem to somehow be registered with them and they send me recipe emails from time to time.

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