Cucumber Plants

Why Are My Cucumbers Yellow and Shaped Like Baseballs

aaron added on July 27, 2012 | Answered

l planted prickly cucumbers and the vegetable is shaped like a ball with a wrinklly end and is yellow but the leaves are healthy and green. Now l had a problem with calcium, so l added gypsum to up the calcium in the soil. Now could that be the problem? Is that why my cucumbers are yellow and shaped like baseballs?

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Answered on July 28, 2012

It sounds like they are under pollinated. They may have been pollinated a bit by the wind but not enough to really fill them in. This article will help you with attracting pollinators to help with pollinating:

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