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Cucumber - looks a bit odd

We purchased four cucumber plants and one of them has us puzzled - it looks nothing like the other three or any that we have previously had:

It's growing well and seems OK.  Anyone any idea what it is - could it be a variety that I've never seen before.  The other three:


  • EustaceEustace Posts: 1,701
    edited 25 May
    Oxford. The City of Dreaming Spires.
    And then my heart with pleasure fills,
    And dances with the daffodils (roses). Taking a bit of liberty with Wordsworth :)

  • I've just googled the name on the plant's label. cucurbito pepo:

    A compact, early-fruiting cultivar which produces smooth-skinned, golden-yellow courgettes, which are ready to harvest when approximately 15-20cm (6-8in) in length.

    I assumed that it must be a cucumber as that is what we asked for at the nursery.

    Thanks Eustace, problem solved :)

  • purplerallimpurplerallim Posts: 4,843
    Just be very careful @InTheMoorlands as last year we had a batch of courgette seeds that the nurseries used to produce plants for GC that had been cross pollinated by accident and the resulting courgette were poisonous.  The way to check is the first ripe one cut it and rub your finger on the cut and then taste it, if it is very bitter throw the plant away as it would make you ill.
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