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By Bryony

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Male flowers on all-female cucumber?

I am growing an all-female F1 mini greenhouse cucumber and I have never grown them before. I am a bit worried that there appear to be some male flowers as well- I thought that there wouldn't be any. Should I remove them? How will I know now whether the female ones have been pollinated?




they sometimes do appear if the plant is stressed at all, do remove them as they can cause the cucumbers to be bitter, if the fruit swells they are pollinated if it -- when tiny-- begins to yellow and fall off-- then not

5 Jul, 2010

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