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Question of the Week: Poor Pollination

Last week the question was:  What is wrong with the three cucumbers on the right? These cucumbers are misshaped because of poor pollination.  Cucumbers need several hundred grains of pollen to be properly pollinated.  Pollen from male cucumber flowers is … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: Poor Pollination

Here is this week’s question:  Why is this greenhouse cucumber shaped like this? This cucumber is the result of poor pollination.  Here is a great description of pollination and pollination problems from the Missouri Botanical Gardens:  “Cucurbits are monoecious; there … Continue reading

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