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Hello Fellow Gardeners,

Novice greenhouse gardener. Planted a cucumber excited when flowers appeared followed by two wonderful fruits.

Now many more flowers but not developing into anything.

Do I have to remove these small non developing fruits?

Please anyone advise


  • Help required please 

  • LynLyn Posts: 23,190

    Bumping up for a cucumber expert! 

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,384

    Because they've been bred that way. image  Why don't seedless grapes all fall off?  Same answer.  Not helping, am I?! image

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,384

    We really need Jennie to tell us the variety as they vary so much (due to the way they've been bred.)  There's not a universal answer unfortunately.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • I thank you all for your responses.

    Edd you have given me a much greater understanding of the  cucumber plant.

    I could not check my variety as per seed packet as I was given the cucumber as a very small seedling and grew it on.

    I still have no more cucumbers!!! many flowers with little cucumbers but they are not coming to anything like the early ones did.

    I will keep a keen eye on them .Next year I will grow my own from seed and keep the packet for reference.


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