cucumbers - Knowledgebase Question

Manhattan Beach, CA
Question by AydaE
April 27, 2010
Do I pinch the first blooms on the cucumber plant?


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Answer from NGA
April 27, 2010

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You can pinch them off or you can just leave them alone - they will fall off on their own in a day or two. It sounds as though you know that the first flowers on cucumbers and squash plants are male and will not produce fruit, but as your plant matures it will develop both male and female flowers. I tend to just leave the blossoms alone. They will fall off on their own. Hope you have a great harvest this summer.

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