cucumbers - Knowledgebase Question

newton centre, Ma
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Question by nanandpap1
July 20, 2010
My cucumbers are not growing straight they are curling to od shapes. I need some advice.

Answer from NGA
July 20, 2010
Cucumbers can become distorted if the flowers were not completely pollinated. The cukes are still safe to eat, they just won't develop viable seeds and they don't look as perfect as they might otherwise. There's not much you can do - except harvest them when they are ripe. Any new cucumbers that form now should be straight instead of curled because more insects are active this time of year and will transfer more pollen from flower to flower. Enjoy your cucumbers.

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