I planted a Burpless Cumber plant on a treliss in early May. The plant is
growing like crazy and has now overgrown the treliss and is
expanding on the ground. Here's the problem. There are many blossums and
cucumbers growing but they are very wierd. They are not smooth at all, but
have deep ridges and sharp spines all over. Can anyone tell me what's
happening here? Thanks.
Agreed, the variety of cuke may be the missing clue. Also, how far
developed are they on the vine? My Sweet Slice cucumbers are ending up
dark green and smooth, but started life as creepy spiny little gray
That's how cukes fill out: from the stem down to the blossom end, like
blowing up one of those long balloons for a balloon animal. As long as
the blossom end isn't getting soft and discolored (gray, brown or
black), it seems that all is well.
You still may have a variety of cucumber you weren't counting one. That
can happen easily. All the company has to do is mislabel a seedling and
there you are. The spines may remain when the cukes are mature, or they
may not. I can't call it one way or the other.
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