Pinching out Passandra cucumber


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    MPG
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    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

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    #47345

    charles
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    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.

    #47350

    John Ward
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    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)

    #47354

    MPG
    Participant

    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!

    #47355

    charles
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    How strange, and in your photo the fruit is coming out of the stem?
    Passandra does that for me.

    #47359

    charles
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    John there is no need to pinch male flowers from ridge cucumbers, just let it do it’s thing.
    I see no advantage from using Epsom Salts and would avoid it if it was me.

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