CUCUMBER, Crystal Apple

Crystal Apple is an Australian heirloom cucumber dating back to the early 1930s. These plants are very prolific, producing large numbers of delicious cucumbers. The large golf-ball sized fruits are an attractive pale green and resemble Granny Smith apples. When mature, Crystal Apples have crisp and tender flesh with a sweet, mild flavour. They are a delicious addition to salads. This variety performs well in containers and raised garden beds but are best grown against a support.

Maturity60-75 days
Height9 feet (2.7 m)
Spacing18 inches (46 cm)
LightFull sun
SoilWell-draining, fertile soil
pH Range6.0 - 6.8
WateringKeep soil evenly moist
FertilizingBalanced fertilizer at time of planting. Benefits from addition of manure.
Nutrients RequiredNitrogen = moderate; Phosphorus = high; Potassium = high

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