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Cucumbers, (Strange Main Shoot)?

I'm growing crystal apple and, crystal lemon this year. I've noticed that the main growing stem/shoot seems rather  mutant compared to my other cucumbers. Anyone know what's happening here? And, it seems to have come to a halt regards growth!
Help appreciated.


  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336
    It might be fasciation but is certainly a mutation of some kind.  If it doesn't sprout any normal sideshoots there's really nothing you can do.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • On one of the others that has the same symptoms I've chopped off the main growing shoot.......time will tell,
  • They have been in the ground since 16/5 and not one flower has developed, is that normal?
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