Posted: 14/06/2014 at 14:51
When 'poor' pollination is mentioned in this context, it often means only partial pollination has occurred. Each seed in multi-seeded fruits like courgettes, strawberries, sweetcorn etc needs to be pollinated. If only a few of them are in an individual fruit, you can get effects like distorted strawberries, corn with many undeveloped kernels on the cob and oddly shaped members of the cucumber family. Often the plant will shed such fruit.