Monday, December 24, 2012

What Causes Misshaped Cucumbers?

                                                                  Lack of Pollination

There are a few different reasons for misshapen fruit. 

1. A lack of pollination. When this happens, the cucumber will be bulbous at one end, tapering very narrow at the other.

2. Stress during fruit formation including nutrient deficiencies.

3. When the fruit is very young, thrips feeding on the surface will cause the mature fruit to be misshapen or severely curved.

                                                                  Thrips Damage