This year my cukes are out of control to the point where we have built 3 extra trellises for them. I have noticed quite a few that are coming in looking like zucchini on the tops and a cucumber mid-way down. Hence "zu-cumber." Why is this happening and is it still possible to eat? If so, when do I know it's ready to pick?
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Cucumber and Zucchini cannot cross pollinate because they are 2 different species. Check the variety that are growing this year and compare the characteristics of the fruit.
In the meantime, enjoy the bumper crop!