Cucumber Crystal Apple

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Cucumber Crystal Apple

  • A heritage variety originating from Australia in the early 1900’s. Prolific cropping on trailing plants if picked regularly at larger golf ball size. Crisp, tender flesh with a bitter free, sweet flavour. Best grown outdoors to trail on the ground or support on a trellis. Crops over a long season if picked regularly. Sow mid April to early June under glass to transplant outdoors. Mixed flowers, both types are required for pollination. Prefers well-drained, moist, rich soil in full sun. Extend the season with cloches.
  • Sow mid April to early June, 2.5cm (1in) deep, in pots or trays of good seed sowing mix at 20C (68F) under glass or in a propagator. Protect emerging seedlings from direct sunlight to avoid scorching.
  • Pot on individual seedlings into 7.5cm (3in) pots of sowing mix and keep barely moist to avoid stem rot. Maintain a temperature of about 20C (68F). Plant out 75x75cm (30x30in) apart once frost risk has passed. If space is limited, train up supports/netting