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Manteo, NC 27954
Jul 29, 2017 4:36 PM CST
I grow a small white cucumber that has been in my family for over 100 years. The problem is there are hundreds of 1inch long cucumbers that turn yellow and fall off the vine. Never had this problem before. Any suggestions?
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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Jul 29, 2017 4:42 PM CST
Perhaps the soil needs more calcium?
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~"Leaf of Faith"
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Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Jul 29, 2017 6:44 PM CST
Are you sure the female flowers are getting pollinated? Do you have male flowers? If you do, try hand pollinating a couple.

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Name: Yardenman
Maryland (Zone 7a)
Jul 30, 2017 12:48 AM CST
Your cuke flowers aren't getting pollinated.
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
Jul 30, 2017 1:34 PM CST
I agree
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Manteo, NC 27954
Aug 1, 2017 5:21 AM CST
Thanks for your suggestions. I have many bees working in the vines, don't think it's a pollination problem. Added a calcium supplement. Time will tell.

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