There are three TYPES of cucumbers. Gynoecious, Parthenocarpic and Monocious. The Gynoecious type has only female flowers, the flowers with the little tiny cucumbers. The Parthenocarpic type cucumbers can have both sexes of flowers, require no pollination and are the type used mainly in greenhouses where there are no pollinators. The Monocious type cucumber has both male and female flowers and it requires pollinators. Having said all this, how you tell a female flower from a male flower, is that the female flower has a little tiny cucumber growing from the base of the flower and on male flowers there isn't anything, it is just attached to the stem. Not all female flowers will make a cucumber for many reasons, no matter which type it is. So, if you have baby cucumbers and they shrivel up, turn brown and fall off don't worry, it happens a lot and most times through no fault of the gardener.How do I tell the difference please
So, if the flowers drop off and the fruit stays on the plant, just what are you worrying about? One does not eat the flowers. And ALL of the flowers will drop off, eventually. And just so you know, your picture shows a female flower.I don't know what type they are they grow big and smooth they don't turn brown or drop of its just some flowers drop of not all of them
That is ridiculous. What causes cucumbers to taste bitter is stress. The most common being high temperatures and lack of water. And both of these will cause bloom drop, but bloom drop does not cause bitterness.I been told that if the flowers drop of the cucumbers are sour and unpleasant to taste
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