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By Hosta

United Kingdom Gb

we have purchased burbless cucumbers do we need to take off flowers any advice helpful



You don't normally take the flowers off as these will have a mini cucumber behind them.

16 Jun, 2011


With some parthenocarpic varieties, it is necessary to remove the male flowers to prevent the formation of seeds, which will hamper the burpless properties. Some kinds need pollination to form fruit, but need to be pollinated with a special male variety, which is found as specially colored seeds in the packet. Full instructions are normally on the packet of these varieties.

20 Jun, 2011

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