cucumber plants with no tendrils !!!

hi all im new to this forum, ive been growing cucumbers and tomatoes fo
a couple of years now very succesfully, hovever this year i have notice that my cucumber plants (f1) have no tendrils to help the plants climb can anyone help and tell me is this normal for this variety (cucumbe f1 ), im sure the plants i had in years gone by were f1 but im no totally sure, thanks in advance of any reply's. rob (cumbria
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On Fri, 13 Jun 2008 14:51:42 +0100, hutchy01

How big are the plants? In what part of the country are you growing them? Are the plants otherwise healthy and thriving?
I planted mine from seed (3 varieties - Kirby, lemon and Satsuki) directly in the ground in mid to late May and they just developed the first tendrils a few days ago. They are now about 8" high.
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Boron Elgar;798047 Wrote:

hi, the plants are around 18 inches to 24 inches tall, i am in cumbri (normally a couple of degrees cooler) the plants seem heathly an thrivin
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On Sat, 14 Jun 2008 00:46:10 +0100, hutchy01

Healthy and thriving are the two most important aspects of growing things.
I am unfamiliar with the particular cukes you are growing, but do know that F1s come in many varieties. Perhaps you are growing something different than you have before and its growth cycle is not the same.
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On Fri, 13 Jun 2008 14:51:42 +0100, hutchy01

In the US (cucumber f1) simply means it is a hybrid cucumber. It is not the name of a particular variety. You need to know the actual variety of cucumber and what its characteristics are. And since it is a hybrid it could have the ability to vine bred out of it.
If you started it from seeds, read the information on the pack or check the Internet for the producer's Web page. If you bought plants, ask the seller what the actual variety is and how it is supposed to behave.
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wrote:

My bush cukes grow tendrils.
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Hmmm ...
My thoughts exactly.
I have three "Diva" plants about one foot high, no flowers, no tendrils, just large green leaves. This is the first year I have planted this kind of cucumber this year. I was thinking - I got some bad seeds.
However, I have five "Northern Pickling" That is also one foot high and has flowers, tendrils and several tiny cucumbers on them.
Again, my thoughts exactly.
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