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Advice...Cucumber Plant.
I always thought you had to take the Male flowers off? as I was told years ago that if you didn't the cucumbers would have a bitter taste? I looked on the RHS website & they say Don't remove the Male Flowers.
Now I'm confused?
I have been taking them off :-0
Oh! Growing in my Greenhouse :o))



I only grow female only varieties. Perhaps the modern varieties have had the bitterness bred out of them.

I wouldn't worry ladyessex.

5 Jul, 2022


Depends on variety and where, the outdoor [ridge type] you leave on

5 Jul, 2022

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