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Q.My cucumbers are dark green but prickly!

Zone Somerset | jeanobrien4 added on August 3, 2015 | Answered

My cucumbers are dark green but prickly! Can I still pick them with prickles on? Should the cucumber be prickly?

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Answered on August 3, 2015

This is completely normal. All cucumber plants produce prickly fruits (even leaves and stems have tiny prickles on them). Simply wear gloves when picking them to avoid any painful pricks. They wash off rather easily.

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