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By Mumble

United Kingdom Gb

why are my cucumbers bitter in taste?



this is usually due to the female flower being pollinated/fertilizer by the male flower. remove the male flower, the one without the baby cucumber behind it. then all the emale flowers will develop without the bitterness.

if they are all female plants then I dont know.

welcome to GoY too.

27 Jul, 2010


thanks i will try this

28 Jul, 2010


In older varieties that are supposed to be pollinated, waiting too long to harvest, and drought, are the two most common causes of bitterness.

28 Jul, 2010

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