(Cucumis sativus ‘Richmond River Green Apple’)
A traditional Australian round apple cucumber with green fruit and a crisp white flesh.
General salad vegetables also excellent with mild cheeses and fresh apples.
Cucumbers are an overlooked part of the diet. The skin is high in fibre and several minerals, including silica. Richmond Green is a medium sized round form with a sweet, low acid flavour that is best eaten raw in salads or even straight like an apple. Serve after dinner with sliced Edam or Gouda cheese.
Plant in sunny position in well drained, limey soil. Likes to be left alone once planted and prefers a solid watering at ground level when dry.
Harvest the fruit when they are size of medium orange (after about 2 months) Do not allow to get too large as they lose flavour with size. Add lime soon after planting and fertilise with Seasol and Powerfeed whilst actively growing.
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