The Richmond Green Apple Cucumber, an Austrailian Heirloom, is a mini cuke. Smaller than a bread box bigger than a lemon - but only by a wee bit. The white flesh has a refreshing mild cucumber taste, slightly sweet and very juicy with a hint of citrus.
The Plants are fairly compact and work well in smaller gardens and containers.It doesn't fare well in hot dry climates with little humidity - it will grow but not as well. It does best in cooler areas.
Germination is slower than many other cucumber varieties - sometimes as long as 18 - 20 days, instead of the standard 7 - 14, but once they get going they really get going.
Color - Light Green
Compact Short Vines - Trellising or supports are generally not needed
* Seed Spacing 4-6 inches
Plant Spacing 36 to 48 inches
Maturity 60 to 70 Days
Soil Temperature should be 70 - 85 F for best results
Row Spacing 3-5 Ft.
USDA Hardiness Zones 3 - 14
Fruit Size 3 - 5 inches
Full Sun / Partial Shade
Optimal Temperature post germination 70 - 85 F.
This plant is not drought tolerant and needs frequent watering.
Above Average Yields by Quantity and Weight. Yields of 20 lbs or more per plant are not common - but not unheard of either.
For Direct seeding daytime temps should be above 70 but not much higher than 85 F. Sow at least a week following the last frost. * You may need to thin out some of the weaker plants as they begin to develop.
Plant cucumber seeds 1/2 to 1 inch deep and thin the seedlings to one plant every 12 inches in the row or to three cucumber plants every 36 inches in the hill system.
Plant cucumber transplants 1 to 2 feet apart in rows 3 to 5 feet apart when they have two to four true leaves.
For greenhouse or Hydroponic Cucumbers it is best to prune to one central leader on each trellis.