At maturity, these novel heirloom cucumbers resemble Granny Smith apples with their pale green skins. The skin is tender and thin with fine white spines, and the fruit has a mild flavour. These cucumbers are at their peak at about 8cm (3") in diameter. Crystal Apple cucumber seeds were developed in New Zealand in the 1930s. The plants are very prolific, producing a surprising number of tasty little cucumbers. Maintain regular moisture throughout the growing season and keep vines picked to encourage new fruit formation. Crystal Apple will perform well in containers or raised beds. Choose a three to five gallon container or larger, with good drainage.
Matures in 75 days. (Open-pollinated seeds)
Fresh cucumbers taste so much better than store bought ones and each variety has a unique flavour. Although cucumbers are fairly low in nutrients, they are surprisingly easy to grow, and very useful in the kitchen. Follow along with this handy How to Grow Cucumbers Guide and grow food.