ROBIN F
ROBIN F
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Asked on Jul 10, 2012

WHY R MY CUCUMBERS YELLOW AND BITTER?

Daniela NDouglas Hunt3po3

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3 answers
  • 3po3
    on Jul 10, 2012

    I have never tried to grow cucumbers, but I have heard irregular watering (letting them dry out) can cause these problems.

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Jul 10, 2012

    It may also be the type you planted. A study by Washington State University, for example, found that "Burpee Pickler" grown in a test plot had 90 percent bitter fruit. "Improved Long Green," on the other hand, had only 6 percent. You'll find additional tips for preventing bitterness here: http://cru.cahe.wsu.edu/CEPublications/eb1250/eb1250.html

  • Daniela N
    on Jul 10, 2012

    in Italy we cut the end off one side and rub it in circles on the cut part of the cucumber. It will make a white foam, that will draw out some of the bitterness of the cucumber out.

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