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My baby Cucumbers are covered in tiny sharp spikes.
although they are soft will they drop off as they mature?



they wont drop off but when they mature and ready to pick you can rub them off quite easily.

27 Jun, 2011


thanks seaburn

27 Jun, 2011


it depends on the variety I think, courgettes have them on the leaf stems too

27 Jun, 2011


Usually the spines on the baby cukes become the warts as they mature. Rarely, plants grown from open pollinated seed have fruit that keep the spines.

28 Jun, 2011


really Tug, didn't realise that....gosh

28 Jun, 2011


Bit of a shock to the gardener, but not common. A bit more common in the Middle East, where some close cousins of the domesticated cucumber grow wild in the chaparral.

28 Jun, 2011


sounds painful Tug!

29 Jun, 2011

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