I have just bought a female cucmber plant for my five year old granddaughter and wondered, do I need to get a male one for her to get cucmbers from it?


  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,806

    No,no,no-they are not animals- they are plants

    If you have a female cucumber that is it- you will get fruit-it makes life easier

    This explains

  • summerpotssummerpots Posts: 51

    I always thought you needed a male and female plant... my friend used to go down in the night with a torch and "help" them out... I never really knew what that meant.. I have grown them without knowing which was which and still had masses of cucumbers.  Lets hope the same thing happens this year.

  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,806

    The old fashioned ones produced male and female flowers-you picked off the male flowers-female plants produce cucumbers without the need for a male.

    There is no such thing as as a seperate male cucumber plant and a female cucumber plant-but there is a female plant-as is explained in the link above

    If you dont remove the male flower on the "mixed" type you get bitter cucumbers.

  • I have bought a patio cucumber called Tiny Tot - do I need another one to pollinate this?

  • Can you tell me if make flowers need removing on Tiny Tot cucumber

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