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Vegetable Gardening: When to pick lemon cucumbers

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Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

August 15, 2002
4:13 PM

Post #40094

I planted lemon cucumbers and they are growing-they are little ball shaped things. My question is-when are they ripe?
Do i pick them when they are green before they turn yellow?
These are a new one on me!!!!
Toadsuck, TX
(Zone 7a)

August 15, 2002
9:23 PM

Post #328101

I think the name would imply that you pick them when they first turn yellow.

Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

August 15, 2002
9:52 PM

Post #328118

The yellow one was hard and seemed over ripe! *sigh*


Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)

August 15, 2002
11:21 PM

Post #328167

About the size of a golfball or just a touch bigger is my favorite size.When they turn all the way yellow,they're overmature. I've grown these several times and they are a big favorite here. You don't even have to peel them.
Spicewood, TX
(Zone 8b)

August 30, 2002
5:58 AM

Post #341954

Kenny's the cuke-eater in this family and he says pick 'em right as they turn yellow ~ a little green still on them is fine. Actually, I hate cukes unless they're pickled in a nice dill brine, but I did like the Lemon cukes raw in a salad. :)!!

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