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60 days. Crisp, crunchy, and refreshing with a unique, light green skin. In our trials, the very productive, disease resistant plants produced smooth, mellow tasting cucumbers right up until frost. Lime Crisp can be harvested when small, but still retains its crisp texture when long. MO
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Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Jill C.
Love this cuke!

Just harvested my first several Lime Crisps in Portland, OR. I started them from seed indoors on May 1, and planted out June 1. I had 100% germination on 8 seeds, and the seedlings were robust. They got beat up last week by a viscious hail storm, but it doesn't seem to have set them back. The fruits are crisp and crunchy and the seeds are insignificant. I don't personally find the skins thin enough to eat them unpeeled, but no matter, they're delicious!

Colleen S.
Outstanding cucumber

I grew this cucumber in 2021, but only one plant survived and was late setting fruit. I really liked the slender, lime green cucumbers and decided I would plant more this year. Boy, this year the plants are going gang-busters! I have 5 plants on a cattle panel trellis and am picking 5-6 cucumbers daily. The cucumbers are sweet and crisp. I just sliced up a bunch and I am trying them as fermented pickle chips. These will be in my garden from now on.

best cucumber ever

I grew these for the first time in 2019 and was immediately won over. They've now become a regular in my summer garden. Simply put, lime crisp are the best cucumbers I've ever tried, and I grow and eat a LOT of cucumbers. The steep price for so few seeds is well worth it.

My new favorite cucumber!

My only regret is that I grew just one of these, as I thought it was going to be something of a novelty cuke. Quite the opposite, the fruit is mild, sweet and delicious. The skin is delicate, but the fruit itself stayed fresh and crisp in my crisper drawer as long as the pickling cukes I was storing in there for about a week. It's a gorgeous pale lime green, the fruit is very thin and long with a small seed cavity. I don't know if they make good pickles, as I didn't get enough from the one plant to try, but they are fantastic for fresh eating and in quick pickle salads. They aren't the most prolific plant, as I'm only getting about 1 per week, but I've also got it somewhat crowded this year with some other "novelty" types. However, in mid/late august, the plant is still producing while some of the other varieties have completely dried up or petered out. Next year I intend to grow 2 or 3 of these and give them ample space.
Grown in a 10g pot with 3 other cucumber varieties on one trellis, very crowded (won't repeat this next year), with cool nights and some exceptionally hot days in Central Oregon. Shows the most disease resistance and weather tolerance compared to other varieties this year (National pickling, Boston Pickling, Beit Alpha, Sour Gherkin, Mini white and Bush pickle).

Soil Temp for Germ 65–90°F
Seed Depth ½"
Seed Spacing 4–6/hill
Days to Emergence 4–13
Thin Plants to 1–2/hill
Row Spacing 3–4'
Fertilizer Needs High
Minimum Germination 80%
Seeds per Gram ≈ 25–30
Seed Life 3 years

Cucumis sativus A favorite in cuisine worldwide, cucumbers possess health benefits too numerous to mention. Incorporate cucumbers in your diet to aid with weight loss, as they are exceptionally low in calories (only about 8 calories in 1/2 cup), aid digestion, and rid toxins from the body. Among the more unusual qualities of the humble cuke is its ability to ease skin irritations. Use a piece of cucumber skin to soothe burns.

Days to maturity are calculated from date of direct seeding.

• Cucumbers perform best in fertile, well-drained soil with a pH 5.5-7.0
• Consistent, even watering is critical for best plant growth and fruit development
• Raised beds, plastic mulch, and trellising can improve yields, keep fruit straight and scab free
• Incorporate a shovelful of compost and 1/2 cup TSC's Complete fertilizer per hill

Direct Sowing
• For best germination, keep soil evenly moist but not too wet
• Cover hill with Kozy-Coats, Victorian Bell Cloches, or a row cover to speed up germination
• Thin to the strongest 1-2 plants when first true leaves emerge

• Start indoors in 4 inch pots, 3-4 weeks before anticipated transplant date
• Avoid letting starts get root bound; transplant carefully as to not disturb roots

Pests & Diseases
• Common pests: Striped and spotted cucumber beetles, aphids, squash bugs, stink bugs
• Pest control: Pyrethrin
• Common diseases: See chart below
• Disease prevention: 3-4 year crop rotation, Zonix for Powdery Mildew

Harvest & Storage
• Consistent harvest will keep plants productive
• Store at 45°F and 95% relative humidity
• For pickling, harvest cukes when small, before seeds form

GY | Gynoecious - Has nearly all female flowers.
HE | Hermaphrodite - Flowers contain both male and female reproductive parts.
MO | Monoecious - Has separate male and female flowers on the same plant.
PAT | Parthenocarpic - Has the ability to set fruit without pollination.

HR indicates high resistance.
IR indicates intermediate resistance.
A | Anthracnose*
ACu | Alternaria Leaf Blight
ALS | Angular Leaf Spot
C | Cercospora
CCa | Corynespora Blight & Target Spot
CCu | Scab & Gummosis
CMV | Cucumber Mosaic Virus
CVYV | Cucumber Vein Yellowing Virus

CYSDV | Cucurbit Yellow Stunting Disorder Virus
DM | Downy Mildew
PM | Powdery Mildew
R | Common Rust
S | Scab
TSP | Target Spot
WMV | Watermelon Mosaic Virus
* Numbers indicate specific disease race.

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