They are small and round, about 3 1/2 inches long, and well worth the effort to grow. They turn a lemon-lime color with yellow stripes when mature. They are great in summer salads, and because of their thin skins they make great pickles.
They will mature in 65 days.
Stay on the lookout for pests such as cucumber beetles and whiteflies. Usually cucumber beetles alone will not kill or do too much damage to plants, but they can spread bacterial diseases which will kill your plants. Whiteflies ingest plant juices and in turn produce a sticky substance known as honeydew which can cause fungal diseases to form on the leaves. Practice organic pest control to keep benefical insects in your garden.
Lemon cucumbers are native to India and have been growing for three thousand years. In 1494 Christoher Columbus introduced them them to Haiti and soon after they were introduced to North America.