Why are my cucumbers growing in distorted shapes?


My cucumbers suddenly have changed shapes into distorted cucumbers does anyone know why or how to prevent it?

q how do i stop my cucumbers
  8 answers
  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Aug 06, 2019

    Hi there, Could it be watering has not been constant?

    • Michelle Michelle on Aug 06, 2019

      Unfortunately we get a lot of rain and also have underground watering sprinklers I can not control. However I have grown many cucumbers in the past and this is the first time I have got wonky shaped cucumbers. These were supposed to be long English but I think they are a field cucumber.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Aug 06, 2019

    Irregular watering is most likely the cause.

    That is what happened to ours this summer when we went on vacation, came home to a variety of shapes and sizes nothing that looked like the package.

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    • Sandyy Sandyy on Aug 07, 2019

      They will not fill out, unfortunately.

  • Eliza Spear Eliza Spear on Aug 06, 2019

    The larger parts are from heavier watered days. The skinny parts are from dry days. Consistently watering deeply every day will prevent this and give you more uniform shaped cucumbers.

  • Suellen Hintz Suellen Hintz on Aug 06, 2019

    My guess is it's something to do with watering. I did also notice there aren't many leaves on the plants, something I've never seen before.

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    • Michelle Michelle on Aug 07, 2019

      Thank you so much again for your help. This is my 5 time growing veggies and everything so far has been wonderful except my cucumbers so far. The package said they were long English cucumbers but I think these are actually field cucumbers but not for sure. It would be such a shame to lose them all but I have done everything I have read to try to save them. No leaves not helping. I did not know they helped the fruit. Thank you for all the great information.

  • Mis14036846 Mis14036846 on Aug 06, 2019

    They are all the same size in the stomach😇 !!!!!!!!

    • Michelle Michelle on Aug 07, 2019

      I was really really hoping that I could still eat them. My biggest one looks like it would be ok to eat. I have never had this problem with growing cucumbers before. A few of them are quite odd. Lol

  • Sandyy Sandyy on Aug 07, 2019

    My cucumber leaves are turning yellow. Any ideas about why? The plants are still producing but much slower.

  • Mis14036846 Mis14036846 on Aug 07, 2019

    Yes you can still eat them, largest ones may be seeded.😃

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