My last cucumber on the plant (can't remember name) has grown at either end but has a very distinct waist half way down (see...not a spelling error image)  It's about 6 inches total length and firm to the touch even at the waist.  What causes this - can someone give me a reason?


  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener LeicsPosts: 6,499

    Might be partial pollination - the thin section may not have any seeds forming.  A similar thing happens to sweetcorn with some kernels not developing and staying tiny if it didn't get fully fertilized when the silks were catching pollen from the wind.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
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