Cucumber Plants

Yellowing Cucumbers


vrhoten added on June 22, 2012 | Answered

I have cucumbers growing in my greenhouse here in Arizona. A lot of my new baby cucs are turning yellow before they have a chance to mature. Can anyone tell me what to do to prevent this? I'm not even sure why they are turning yellow and dying. HELP!!!!


Share this Question:
Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Check here if you would like to receive notifications every time this question is answered.
You are subscribed to receive notifications whenever this question is answered.
ANSWERS
Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on June 23, 2012

It is a pollination problem. When the flowers are not pollinated, the plant "aborts" the fruit because it will not make seeds. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/beneficial/insect-pollination-process.htm

You will need to hand pollinate. Cucumbers are identical to melons on how they pollinate, so this article will also apply to cucumbers: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/melons/hand-pollinating-melons.htm

Was this answer useful?
00
Looking for more?
Here are more questions about Cucumber Plants

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.