• DELIVERY INFO: Due to the high volume of orders this year we currently expect to deliver new orders for plants & veg patches in mid/late May. Please see FAQs for further info.

Cucumber – Crystal Lemon


Easy, quick growing and very prolific
This old-fashioned little round cucumber will produce delightful shaped, pale yellow coloured fruits. With an excellently crunchy flesh, the fruits are juicy, mild and sweet with a fantastic flavour. You’ll be eating the fruits by the end of July. If you keep picking, they’ll go on producing into the autumn, and finish in October.


Number of plants: 3

Variety: Crystal Lemon (organic*)

Can be grown in: Planters, raised beds, pots, containers or grow bags. Find out more about growing cucumber in our growing guide below.

In the kitchen: Delicious in salads adding a lovely splash of colour. Also great for dipping in hummus and dips.

Can be delivered from: Late April to July. Available to pre-order now. These plants will arrive bare-rooted with an approximate height of 10-20cm.

*Transplants suitable for organic growing.

The right site

Cucumbers are best grown under cover – in a greenhouse, polytunnel or in a conservatory. If you’re planting them outside be sure to choose a sunny, sheltered spot.

Can be grown in....

Planters, raised beds, pots, containers or grow bags.

How far apart?

About 30-40cm apart.

Looking after your plants....

Plant them outside when the risk of frost has passed and the weather has warmed up. Until then, keep them in pots under cover.


Water regularly

Water them often to keep the soil evenly moist (but don’t drown them!)

Storage Tips

Harvest them as you want to eat them – they will store in the fridge for a few days, but are much better cooked fresh.

Ways to cook

Great sliced thinly and served with a light dressing, or cut into batons and served with hummus. Or make a raita dip.

When we deliver
We usually deliver these plants through into July, although it’s a little dependent on the weather.

You can order from…
These plants are available to be ordered now and we’ll despatch them as soon as they are big enough to both handle the journey to your garden and handle life outside the poly tunnel.

Do I need to sign for them?
All our plant orders are dispatched with an overnight courier* to mainland UK and do not need to be signed for when they are delivered, but will be left somewhere safe. When placing your order, please let us know where you would like the plants left if you are not in when the courier delivers.

We will keep you posted
You will receive an email to let you know that your order is ready to be dispatched and another on the day your plants are packed and leave us, so you know to expect and prepare for their arrival.