Learn everything you need to know about popular round cucumber varieties.

Lemon Cucumber

Colored like a lemon and a size of a tennis ball, this variety needs full sun, an inch of water a week, and fertile soil.

Apple Crystal Cucumber

This Granny Smith lookalike requires at least 6 hours of light each day, regular watering, and a well-draining, nutrient-rich growing medium.

Mandurian Round Cucumber

This watermelon-looking cucumber requires 6-8 hours of sunlight a day, weekly watering (unless the weather is scorching), and a well-draining substrate amended with compost.

Maroon Cucumber

This prickly, oblong cucumber needs full sun and regular watering as well as mild temperatures and loose and aerated soils.


Another cucumber that looks like baby watermelons! This variety enjoys full sun (but can tolerate partial shade), an inch of water per week, and slightly acidic mediums with good drainage.

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