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 1935 Isbell's Seed Company. catalog says...

"Very sweet and nearly coreless, of good shape; cylindrical, very smooth and about 6 inches long. Of deep orange-red color; crisp, tender and of very fine flavor. Fine home garden sort, excellent for early market use."

1927 Henry Field's Seed Co. catalog says about Lemon Cucumbers ...
"Resembles a lemon, both in color and in form. A splendid sort, either for pickling or slicing.

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