Cucumbers - Knowledgebase Question

Algonquin, Il
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Question by tracyoishi
July 1, 2010
Why do some cucs grow like a light bulb? I grow on a trellis so oneend is long and uniform, the other bulges like a bulb


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Answer from NGA
July 1, 2010
Misshapen cucumbers are probably the result of poor pollination, either lack of insect activity in the garden or hot temperatures rendered the pollen sterile. Moisture stress during development can also misshapen fruit.

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