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Oct 22

In our garden – Lemon Cucumbers

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Have you ever heard of or tasted a lemon cucumber? I have not, that is before Steve started growing them in our garden! They look like a lemon and taste like a cucumber! On the vine, they have small barbs that act as a defense mechanism that protect the plant from pesky bugs.

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This cucumber is fresh and delicious and can be used in a recipe wherever regular cucumbers are called for. You can purchase lemon cucumber seeds here.   What is the craziest fruit or vegetable you have ever heard of? Tell me in the comments.

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  1. Paul

    Two come to mind right off the bat. First my dad still has one. It’s called a fruit salad tree. It grows apples, peaches, cherries, and pears. The crux of this is you need two for proper pollination. We found this out later when it only produced bitter apples and hard as rocks peaches. We met someone who planted more than one and theirs produced all fruit as advertised. My most favorite vegetable(maybe not as strange as facinating), is spaghetti squash. I know this may seem like sacrilidge to those of Italian heritage but it is a lower carb alternative to pasta. The first one I cooked, I baked whole, cut in half, flaked out noodle like strands with a fork, and covered with a nice marinara sauce. Other than a light nutty taste (it is a gourd after all) it had the texture and taste of a spaghetti dish.

    1. DanaPots

      I have never heard of a fruit salad tree!I want one! A citrus one would be perfect here in South Florida. They sell them with either stone fruits (Peachcots?) or citrus (pomelos? Only a mother could love that fruit 😉 Can you post a picture of your dad’s tree? I would love to see it…

      The spaghetti squash sounds delicious. We have cooked acorn squash with butter, cinnamon and brown sugar. Not as healthy as yours, but sooo good. 🙂

      1. Paul

        I could snap a pic and post with little effort but remember we are seasonal and right now it looks like any other leafless tree. Lol

        1. DanaPots

          Summertime then 😉
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    2. Mike

      I’ve heard of this before, but it was a product of grafting. I’m assuming that’s how we create this awesome sounding tree?

      1. DanaPots

        No this is not a grafted vegetable. It is a type of heritage cucumber.
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  2. George Lawn Guy

    I would love to plant this lemon cucumber in my garden. But I have a question. Is this suitable for sandy soil.
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    1. DanaPots

      George,

      Not really. Cucumbers need a lot of water, and sandy soil is not good for plants that need a lot of water
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