Crystal apple cucumber

When I planted three tiny cucumber seeds in May I could never imagine that they would result in something from the Little Shop of Horrors. Actually my husband is a bit afraid of coming to close to the plants :-) This variety of cucumber, crystal apple, produces small round cucumbers that are crisp and sweet. They are very easy to grow and result in a lot of tasty cucumbers. Fortunatly for me, neither the deers or the snails are interested in the plants. I highly recommend growing crystal apple cucumbers and I’ll do so again next year. Possibly I’ll plant the seeds a little bit earlier as the plants didn’t start producing fruits until end of July. The plants are still blooming and my best guess is that I’ll have fresh cucumbers until the night frost, so I’m hoping for a long and warm autumn.

Three crystal apple cucumber plants.

11 Responses to “Crystal apple cucumber”

  1. Courtney aka glamah
    August 26th, 2008 03:47

    I would be scared of the snails too! I love what gardening yields, but not the critters.

  2. Pille
    August 26th, 2008 08:33

    They look very un-cucumber-like :)

  3. Carol Lee
    December 8th, 2008 17:25

    I’ve been searching for seeds for the Crystal Apple Cucumber for years! Where did you get them?

    Thank you so much!

  4. Dagmar
    January 6th, 2009 19:46

    Carol Lee:
    I got them from a Swedish online shop. If you google the name you’ll find different webshops with it. Good luck!

  5. Jim McCully
    January 18th, 2009 05:37


    Our apple cucumbers have gone mad this year, we eat them raw, but have so many we are looking for recipe ideas?

  6. Dagmar
    January 18th, 2009 23:20

    Hi Jim,
    You can try my cucumber/mint/feta dip: http://www.acatinthekitchen.com/?p=352. In the comment section for that post you’ll also find other commenters’ ideas what to do with cucumber. Good luck!

  7. Max
    January 25th, 2009 04:53

    how long did it take you to get yours that big as we accidently stunted ours at about 1 foot big but they are fruiting like mad!

    Regards, Max

  8. Dagmar
    January 25th, 2009 21:08

    Max: I took the above photo in August and I believe that I planted the seeds early april; so 4 months then.

  9. Emilyrose
    February 4th, 2009 19:05

    I’ve gotten my seeds from Seed Savers Exchange in Decorah IA, and the packet says 65 days until mature, sow a week after the last frost when soil is warm. Can’t wait to try them out!

  10. NejikFans
    September 5th, 2009 17:40

    Бесконечное обсуждение :)

  11. Oscar
    August 6th, 2010 18:02

    They look just like Lemon Cucumbers. I had them last year and they were great.

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