Daughter tells me the cuke is sweet, with something of a melon taste.
The Israelis cantaloupe is said to be one of the sweetest around but does not stand shipping. I know that there is a hybrid Israeli melon out there that has tested with more sugar than any other, but this one I've bought is an open pollinated variety.
Anyone with experience with either? I've got both in the ground, hoping for fruit before frost.
We tried the lemon cukes this year for the 1st time. IMO, it's a novelty and not worth the space it takes up. I didn't pickup any hints of melon...taste like a regular cuke to us. They're good producers but make sure to pick them before they turn any further yellow than those in the pic otherwise the seed & core get very large with little cucumber flesh.
the advantage of the lemon cucumber is that it does not get bitter or hard to eat when you leave it past ideal harvest time. then again that seems to be true for every white or yellow cucumber I have tried.
I am allergic to the melons, so I never did taste them.
You folks are saying what I suspected about the cucumbers. Not large enough to do much with and unless the taste is spectacular hardly worth the time. The pictures remind me of some tiny little melon-like things that used to grow on vines, as weeds, in the cotton fields back home 75 years ago.
The Israeli melon is another matter---that one I have hopes for.
I am really pleased to have the added input; raises my spirits some.
James: A while back I posted a recipe for cuke salad that included 1 part each of sugar and vinegar, four parts water, diced onion, pepper and oil to suit.
I have since found that this recipe is much better if the sugar and vinegar are 1 and 1/2 parts each, plus chopped fresh garden tomato, the onion and oil. I now use a couple of dashes of tabasco instead of black pepper. I suppose it is a matter of taste, but I load it down now with chopped tomato. The cucumbers and tomato just go well together.