Hi, I have 2 varieties of cucumbers in my polytunnel: Passandra and Marketmore. It was easy to pinch out Marketmore as I can clearly identify the cucumber and the side shoot along the main stem. Passandra is very different. Could someone advice please? I’ve attached a photo. Thanks, Luciole
Luciole everything that is not cucumber is either side shoot, or occasionally a male flower.
The cucumbers are shorter hence your worry. Just rub off anything that is not a tiny cucumber with flower bud on its end.
I am growing a Perfection ridge cucumber in my greenhouse. It has several embryonic fruit on it, am I alright rubbing out the male flowers which are next to the fruit. ? Also can I feed it with Epsom salts (given by a friend)
Thank you Charles for your advice. I feel still quite confused because little cucumbers seem to grow more on side shoots rather than on the main stem (unlike Market More) but I might get familiar with this!