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F1 Mini Petita Cucumber foliage growing out of fruit

lufc1919lufc1919 Mablethorpe, LincolnshirePosts: 3
edited June 2019 in Fruit & veg
Hi there I'm new on here and just seeing if anyone with more knowledge knows what's happening here.
I have some foliage growing out the side of one of my cucumbers (lower left of picture) have been growing for a few years now and I have never seen this before does anyone know why this would happen? 

Variety is F1 mini petita, growing in compost.

Thanks
Mark


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  • lufc1919lufc1919 Mablethorpe, LincolnshirePosts: 3

  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 ManchesterPosts: 5,150
    Hi @lufc1919. I've never seen anything like it before on a cucumber.  Don't think it's vivipary, which can happen with tomatoes or strawberries growing leaves from the fruit. 

    Can only guess that it might be some kind of mutation of cells in that part of the fruit. I'm wondering whether a tiny speck of insect damage could've set it off?

    Other than that one freaky cuke, your whole plant and all the other fruits look very healthy👍😀.

    I hope one of the more knowledgeable experts on the forum can come up with the proper answer for you.

  • lufc1919lufc1919 Mablethorpe, LincolnshirePosts: 3
    Kitty 2 said:
    Hi @lufc1919. I've never seen anything like it before on a cucumber.  Don't think it's vivipary, which can happen with tomatoes or strawberries growing leaves from the fruit. 

    Can only guess that it might be some kind of mutation of cells in that part of the fruit. I'm wondering whether a tiny speck of insect damage could've set it off?

    Other than that one freaky cuke, your whole plant and all the other fruits look very healthy👍😀.

    I hope one of the more knowledgeable experts on the forum can come up with the proper answer for you.

    Thanks for your reply it's definitely different and yeah everything else looks healthy 😁
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