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    james747 is offline Seedling
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    Default cucumbers.......

    hi everyone, why do my cucumbers curl up?? i have burpless tasty green ones and all the ones that have been produced have all curled into a complete circle!!!!
    what is going on!?!?

    many thanks

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    Don't know James, unless they have come across an obstacle that has prevented them from growing straight, ie the edge of the pot.

    The important thing is - do they taste all right?

    valmarg

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    nope there just hanging there!! nothing in the way. There fat one end then thin in the middle then fat the other end in a perfect circle!
    Haven't tried to eat one yet i dont think there ready.

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    Can we have pics?

    I have no idea what the answer is but I'm very curious to see the little fellas!!!

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    here ya go...........
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails cucumbers.......-photo757.jpg  

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    Wow, never seen any do that! Mine just seem to go pretty straight but suppose as long as they taste good then there's no problem and at least they're a talking point! Pity that That's Life isn't on anymore, they would have loved your photo!

    Some of us live in the past, always talking about back then. Some of us live in the future, always planning what we are going to do. And, then there are those, who neither look behind or ahead, but just enjoy the moment of right now.

    Which one are you and is it how you want to be?

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    Blimey!

    That is impressive!

    Google says...

    "The curling could be due to poor pollination... Cucumber fruits are composed of three interior segments or locules. For the cucumber to grow straight, all the seeds in each locule need to be properly pollinated. If one of the locules doesn't develop normally (because of improper pollination or physical damage to the fruit while it's still young) and the other two continue growing, then the cucumber will be curled. Growing cucumbers on the ground can also cause curling."

    Maybe this could be the reason?

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    thanks vikkib, there on the ground because im still clearing my allotment of weeds so they've been in pots for a while. I guess i'll have more success next year.
    They do make me laugh though!! I'll take it off 2moro and see if it's any good!

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