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Bitter cucumbers at stem end

Posted by catherinet 5 (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 11, 14 at 6:34

What causes cucumbers to become extremely bitter, but only at the stem end?


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RE: Bitter cucumbers at stem end

Hmmmm. lack of water. just a guess


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RE: Bitter cucumbers at stem end

Hmmmm. lack of water. just a guess


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Look what I found...http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/home/gardening/2011-07-07/bitter-taste-cucumbers-can-be-removed


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RE: Bitter cucumbers at stem end

I have heard bitter cucumbers come from inconsistent watering.

It could also be the variety. Some are more temperamental than others. I was growing a variety a few years back (forget the name). The first wave of cucumbers were always bitter, then they mellowed as the season went on. I tried a new variety, Corinto, and have not had that problem since.


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See info at link -

Here is a link that might be useful: bitterness explained


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RE: Bitter cucumbers at stem end

Thanks everyone.
I grow "County Fair" cucs, which lack the bitter gene. (which is why it doesn't attract cucumber beetles). I wonder what that means in terms of it tasting bitter??


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  • Posted by mrclint z10SoCal Valley (My Page) on
    Sat, Jul 12, 14 at 18:05

I trialed cukes this year and found 'Telegraph' put out an occasional bitter-beyond-belief cuke.


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