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All-female cucumber varieties are an advance on older kinds, which needed careful removal of all male flowers to avoid fertilisation and the resulting bitter fruits. 'Petita' is a popular variety for greenhouse use, tolerant of lower temperatures and heavy-yielding, the fruits about half the length of normal kinds. Plants are trained on nets or canes, their tips pinched out when they reach the top resulting sideshoots are tied in and pinched out two leaves beyond a developing fruit. Water and damp down regularly, and cut fruits before they are too large or yellow.
Plant type: Vegetable
Flower colour: Yellow
Foliage colour: Dark green
Feature: Flowers, Fruit
Sun exposure: Full sun
Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline
Skill level: Experienced
Time to plant seeds: February to April
I would like any advice on sowing Cucumbers, as have not been fantastically succesful In doing so as yet!
cucumbers,,,!!!!!!!!what a pain, i've lost 4 this year,2 died in the window 2wks after buying, and 2 shrivelled up in the green house. They rotted from the base of the stem. Who knows why this happens ?,Please tell me,
i have 3 in the plastic greenhouse.all are thriving. however, they blossom and there is a small cucumber about an inch long behind blossom. then they drop off!! any ideas, help greatfully accepted. thanks