- Jun 1, 2020
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- Broward County, FL
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You said for Beit Alphas when you grew them: "Most of the female flowers did not produce or set fruit."It is impossible to say which is true. I can only go by my own experience. On my Beit Alphas the first blooms were all male but soon changed to about 95% female. Most of the female flowers did not produce or set fruit. Total production of the plants were quite a bit less than on my monocious plants. Losing 25 embryos can only be either wrong seeds or weather/nutrition related. I suspect you were sent the wrong seeds but cannot say for sure. You can grow cucumbers year round where you are. Your plant is healthy. You are getting plenty of flowers and embryos, so either you were sent seeds which require pollinators or it is a nutrition problem. Your plant looks good so plenty of nitrogen. You are getting plenty of blooms so plenty of phosphorus. But the embryos do not grow which could be a lack of potassium. It could also be lack of pollination=wrong seeds. I would get more seeds from a different source and I would start using either liquid seaweed or liquid kelp regularly as they are both a great source of potassium.
This is the same problem I am having.
What was the cause of your problem?