Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Perfect Lemon-Apple Cucumber

We had a lovely night at the 200 Foot Garden tonight.  Noah and I went to work and water and were joined by Leslie and Tova, and Elizabeth and David and their two sons, Sebastian and Isaiah.  The watering went fast with so many hands, though it's clear that the plants just aren't able to produce as much as we'd like because of the drought and heat.  I wish that we were able to water more often, and am thinking about trying to make sure we can get over there every day for a week or two and see if the productivity will rise.

As we were leaving, I checked along the back of the fence and found two lemon-apple cucumbers.  This one in particular is just perfect--orange and yellow, dense but with delicate skin.  I think it'll be my lunch tomorrow.


  1. Does it taste like an apple, a lemon, or a cucumber?

  2. It tastes like a cucumber, but the skin is very thin, so you don't need to peel them. The flavor is very light and the texture nicely crisp. Perfectly lovely.

  3. Can these grow in the hanging method?