How for the 2nd year am I getting these in my cucumbers?


Last year I planted field cucumbers and got a yellow oval thing growing instead of cucumbers. Wasn’t able to determine what they were. I bought new seeds different garden store this year and I got cucumbers except for one of these yellow ones again. Does anyone know what these are?

q how for the 2nd year am i getting these in my cucumbers
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  • Marilyn Marilyn on Aug 21, 2018

    It is a cucumber. There are so many varieties out there this may be a random seed from last years plant that regrow. It could also be a stunted cucumber from this years plant. Lots of times if they are lacking nutrients they will not turn green and develop properly they instead turn yellow and are odd shaped. It can also be a virus. Do not eat the yellow cucumbers they are typically bitter and not good to eat. Old cucumbers will also turn yellow if left on the vines before shriveling up and dying. There are so many thing this could be.

    If your other plants grow well I wouldn't concern yourself too much. If you continue to get these then you need to research what scenario in yyor specific area is causing this. Do a search on "cucumbers turning yellow" to learn all the reasons why and see if your soil or other conditions match the issues.

    • Michelle Michelle on Aug 21, 2018

      Thank you for your input, this has been driving me crazy looking up everything I could on cucumbers and I kept getting it’s a hybrid of a cucumber and a lemon. Last year I did not eat them. This year I have beautiful green cucumbers except this lonely one yellow one. I will not eat it . Do cucumbers in general like to climb or crawl?

  • Marilyn Marilyn on Aug 21, 2018

    Cucumbers will inherently cling with their tendrils to anything they can grasp. In my experience having grown many varieties both ways you can grow them either way obviously. But you will get more uniform cucumber growing them as climbers and they are easier to locate when they hang from the vines.

  • Barbara C Barbara C on Aug 21, 2018

    This looks more like a Squash.Looks like these have been cut.Can you show a whole one?

  • Cindy Hagemann Cindy Hagemann on Aug 21, 2018

    Looks like a cross between a cuke and yellow squash.

  • Mary Mary on Aug 21, 2018

    cross pollination. Mr BumbleBee went from a gourd patch and right to your cucumber patch. He did a little wiggly in the cucumber flower & left for the day. The cucumber now has gourd pollen in it to make your now funky cucumbers. Happened to me 2 years in a row also. This year, regular cucumbers!!!

    • Michelle Michelle on Aug 22, 2018

      this smells just like a cucumber but tastes almost like a lemon lol all my other cucumbers are growing great just this summer had only one on the vine like this.

  • Carolyn Carolyn on Aug 21, 2018

    I agree with Cindy and Mary! Happened to me, too. Either you or a neighbor must have squash in the garden.

  • Ginger the farm gal Ginger the farm gal on Aug 22, 2018

    Agree, cross pollinated with another plant. I had some really strange ones one year.

  • Brenda Brenda on Aug 22, 2018

    Did you get regular cucumbers from the same vine? If not its probably a cross pollinated seed from the previous year that grew from last year's plants.

    • Michelle Michelle on Aug 23, 2018

      Yes all my other cucumbers are green this was just one cucumber like this. Last summer all of my cucumbers were yellow like this one In previous photo Have a photo of the rest from this summer. Just one funny yellow one.

  • Stacy Davis Stacy Davis on Sep 19, 2018

    Some how you got Lemon Cucumbers, probably a packing or labeling error... and then maybe a volunteer this year. I purposely planted them and had more than I could eat but chickens seemed to enjoy them.

  • Chloe Crabtree Chloe Crabtree on Sep 19, 2018

    Likely a left over from last year that grew and that was likely mis-labeled seeds, looks like Lemon Cucumbers.

  • Nob26526985 Nob26526985 on Sep 19, 2018

    Lemon cucumbers are the best.

  • Cor32419347 Cor32419347 on Sep 27, 2018

    They are the best. Unique!

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