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Organic Cucumber (Crystal Apple) Seeds

VEGE-CUCU-3-1

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Crystal Apple Cucumbers are easy to grow, prolific fruiters with a thin, edible skin.  Grow them by seed and enjoy lots of large, golf-ball sized Cucumbers over summer.  This vine will give you a crop of Cucumbers with crisp, sweet flesh.

Our Ecoseeds range is certified organic, non-GMO and open pollinated. Each Cucumber seed packet contains approximately 30 seeds.

What are Crystal Apple Cucumbers (Cucumis sativus)?

Cucumbers are found in so many types of garden and a range of international cuisines from European and Mediterranean to middle eastern.  This variety produces a squat round Cucumber that is lovely in salads or on sandwiches.  It has a white-light yellow skin and crisp white centre. 

These plants can be grown in a courtyard or a large pot but require something to grow up as they have a creeping growth habit. They have green foliage and yellow flowers. 

Culinary Uses for Crystal Apple Cucumbers

This Cucumber can be eaten with its skin on.  Try them raw in an apple, cucumber and walnut salad, or blend with apple juice, lemon juice and basil for a refreshing drink.

Pick your Cucumbers regularly to encourage a prolific crop!

Growing Conditions - Apple Cucumbers

Cucumbers are an easy care plant that likes rich, free draining soil, lots of sun and lots of water. Prepare your soil with compost and Morganics fertiliser before planting.  

This is a good crop to grow in the spot your winter Brassicas occupied in the garden. While you shouldn't plant Cucumbers near Sage or Potatoes, there are a host of good companion plants, including: Marigolds, Carrots, Radish, Dill, Onions, Garlic and Sunflowers. 

Cucumbers are best grown in a sheltered spot that is out of the wind and safe from snap frosts.  

Climate and Seasonal Information - Crystal Apple Cucumber
Cucumbers are warm weather crops .  In warmer areas, plant from spring - January. In cooler areas, plant after the last frost through to November. 

Growing Instructions - Crystal Apple Cucumber Seeds
  • Direct sow or transplant: Spring - mid summer
  • Spacing: 100 cm apart
  • Sowing depth: 12mm
  • Keep soil consistently moist but not soggy while seedlings are germinating
  • Germination: 6 - 10 days
  • Harvest: 60 days
  • Protect young seedlings from slugs and snails

      We offer a replacement guarantee

      To give you peace of mind, we offer a replacement guarantee if your plants do not arrive in good condition.  If there is a problem please let us know as soon as you receive your package and we will work with you to resolve it.

      What will postage cost?

      Postage varies by region, and by parcel size/weight. 

      Customers are asked to choose the correct postage option at checkout (urban or rural). 

      If you order a worm farm or garden bed and plants in the same order, the postage for the worm farm will be added to the postage for the other items.  (These items are dispatched from separate locations.) 

      If you live in the South Island, Waiheke or Great Barrier Island, please contact us for a custom shipping quote: info@urbanbounty.co.nz 

      How often do you dispatch?

      To reduce the risk of plants sitting in a courier depot over weekends, we usually ship orders on a Monday, Tuesday or Thursday (except public holidays).   

      How do you package your products?

      We take extra care to water plants well and drain them before sending.  Plants are shipped in specially designed packaging, designed to reduce the risk of damage in transit. Trees and bushes are securely wrapped in paper to reduce risk of soil escaping during transit.  They are well supported with scrunched up paper to prevent movement during transit.  

       

      Where do you deliver to? 

      We deliver to most locations in the North Island - you can order and make payment via our website, Facebook or Instagram stores.  

      South Island, Waiheke and Great Barrier

      While we deliver to the South Island, we ask customers in these locations to email us for a quote: info@urbanbounty.co.nz  Shipping to the South Island can be expensive and is extremely variable by location - we like to avoid nasty shocks at checkout! 

      We don’t generally ship to Waiheke, Great Barrier except by special arrangement. (Delivery can be expensive, and we want to ensure that our live plants arrive in good condition.)  If items are small and non-perishable (such as seeds) delivery may be possible.  Contact us to discuss options: info@urbanbounty.co.nz

      Do you deliver to post office boxes?

      Unfortunately live products like plants, garden beds and worm farms can't be delivered to Post Office Boxes. Large items (like garden furniture) are delivered to the nearest freight depot for customer pickup if outside of Auckland.