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Huntsville, Texas
Jun 3, 2017 12:50 PM CST
I have two different types of cucumbers, one on the right side thick kind, which is not producing, but it flowers, the one on the left side are long and slinder they are producing. What do I do. Thank you.
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Name: Daisy I
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Jun 3, 2017 1:00 PM CST
Look at the flowers on the cucumber that is blooming but not setting fruit. Do you see both male and female flowers? Cucumbers start by producing male flowers only. The plants have to be mature before producing female flowers.

Do the two cucumbers have different length growing seasons? That would account for why one is behind.
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Huntsville, Texas
Jun 3, 2017 1:11 PM CST
thank you Daisyl, I have inclosed a photo of the ones, that are not producing. I will take a look. Thank you.
Name: Liz Shaw
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Jun 3, 2017 11:43 PM CST
Daisy, how long before you should start to see female flowers? I have a plant that has been covered in male flowers for weeks, but only one female flower.
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Name: Rita
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Jun 4, 2017 9:16 AM CST
Sometimes just wait and the problem tales care of itself. It does usually mean only male flowers are being produced but the plants eventually start to make female flowers also.

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