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06 Sep 18 Rita (United Kingdom - warm/temperate climate)
Hi,I was given some Apple Cucumber seeds but they do not look like the Australian pictures when grown. Very large green/stripe and round.Lovely yellow flowers which look like courgettes.Any ideas? Thanks, Rita.
23 Nov 21 Rosie (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Apple cucumber urea does the job. Nice fleshy yellow cuces.
09 Sep 18 Angela (Australia - temperate climate)
I should have mentioned- my variety is Richmond Green Apple cucumber. Our climate has hot dry summers. In my wicking beds, which give good consistent moisture, this variety was by far the best and most consistent producer of the 7 types I tried last year.
10 Sep 18 Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
If you go to the website
09 Sep 18 Angela (Australia - temperate climate)
That’s what my apple cucumbers look like. They can get quite large (about the size of an orange, but slightly oblate) if water and fertiliser are plentiful. In hotter weather I find they are smaller, but more are produced. In very hot weather here they stop producing until it cools down. The stripe is more pronounced on the larger fruits. I like to eat them :)
07 Sep 18 Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Look on the internet and try and work out what you have. Hand pollinate the female flowers and see what vegie you have.
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