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Old 07-09-2012, 09:40 PM   #1
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Cucumbers are turning round and yellow. What do I do?

My cucumbers are turning round and yellow(See attachment). I had this problem last year. I got one good this year and then it started happening again. Help!!! Thanks in Advanced.

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Old 07-09-2012, 10:01 PM   #2
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Did you use new seeds each time?
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Old 07-09-2012, 10:14 PM   #3
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Did you use new seeds each time?
Bought new plants each year. I have not tried seeds just yet.
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Old 07-09-2012, 10:15 PM   #4
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I'm wondering if their plants got cross pollinated...cucumbers will cross with pumpkins and squash. I would see if anyone else who bought them had the same problem, call the seller.
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Old 07-09-2012, 10:23 PM   #5
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It does look like they may have crossed with something else, or it could de an over watering issue maybe.
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Old 07-09-2012, 10:28 PM   #6
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This can also mean they are overripe.
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Old 07-09-2012, 10:43 PM   #7
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did some research. looks like it might be poor pollination as opposed to cross pollination. I am on the fifth floor so that could be the problem.
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Old 07-10-2012, 07:14 AM   #8
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By no means is my situation a clinical study, but i bought my cuke plants and planted them in two different areas of my garden. One site is significantly more ideal than the other ( sun, watering..). The ideal spot shows very few cukes that look like yours, yet, the other site, the cukes are smaller, not ideal shape ( similar than yours), not as plentyful, and much slower at growing. All plants came from the same flat. So in my situation, it seems to be a location issue.
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Old 07-10-2012, 07:16 AM   #9
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The yellowness is an over ripe thing though. Even if the cukes are kinda short and round, the over ripeness seems to be more related to its girth , than length.
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Old 07-10-2012, 08:21 AM   #10
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I have to laugh at this one. Where did you get your seeds? There is a variety of cucumber, cannot remember what it is called, something like lemon cucumber, that is round and yellow. I've grown them here and we used to grow them and buy them when I was a kid living in Utah. There is nothing wrong with them, they are what they are, a different variety. They simply are round and yellow (when ripe). This is what this looks like to me. I've bought seeds for them from an heirloom seed company. If your seeds are "rescued", that is to say, passed on from someone else or re-used from previous years, you might have a cross polination thing going.
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