How to Grow Richmond Green Apple Cucumbers

The Richmond Green Apple Cucumber, an Australian 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.

Richmond Green Apple Cucumber Growing Guide

  • 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.
Richmond Green Apple Cucumbers on Vine

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.