cucumber still fruiting...

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lazza

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cucumber still fruiting...
« on: September 27, 2011, 13:26 »
Much to my surprise, when I went into my greenhouse yesterday, I noticed three new flowers on one of my cucumber plants. All opened nicely with the start of a new cucumber behind each one...

So the question is: how likely is it that these will develop into cucumbers. It seems very late to me, and I was in fact about to dig the plants out until I saw the flowers! Also, the last 2 or 3 fruit from the plant have been very bitter.... are these likely to be the same, if I do let them grow? 

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Re: cucumber still fruiting...
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2011, 13:31 »
we had 2 lovely Cucinos off ours on Monday, though like you I'm wondering if the half-dozen babies still on will come to anything

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Re: cucumber still fruiting...
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2011, 13:42 »
Our Marketmore is still full of cucumbers, better late than never!
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Re: cucumber still fruiting...
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2011, 09:37 »
My 'Patio' Cucumber is going great guns... I've got about 12 small fruits, a couple more flowers and one cucumber thats about 5 inches long that I'm itching to pick :D

It just took off all of a sudden over this last week after I cut a few iffy looking leaves of it!

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Re: cucumber still fruiting...
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2011, 09:43 »
I think they all just enjoy the extra humidity from autumn nights  :)
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Re: cucumber still fruiting...
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2011, 09:48 »
I wasnt holding out much hope for mine ... it was a weedy looking lil plant I bought in the reduced section of Wilkos for a quid and I thought I'd rescue it  :lol:

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Re: cucumber still fruiting...
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2011, 18:40 »
well, the three flowers are now fruit and seem to be filling out nicely :) It remains to be seen if they are as bitter as the last two, of course...

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Re: cucumber still fruiting...
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2011, 10:50 »
well, the three flowers are now fruit and seem to be filling out nicely :) It remains to be seen if they are as bitter as the last two, of course...

and the results are in...

two of the fruit shrivelled and fell off, but one grew into a small cucumber, and this weekend we ate it, and it was delicious :)

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Re: cucumber still fruiting...
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2011, 13:25 »
I noticed two new tennis ball sized fruits on our Crystal Lemon yesterday, looking radiant in the sunshine! :D

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Re: cucumber still fruiting...
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2011, 20:48 »
Last week I got 5 more English cukes off my growing frame. There are still a few young ones out there but we expect frost soon  :(



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