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weird pointy cukes

 
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Why would some of my cukes have pointy ends?  Water has been fairly consistent.  These were all picked today, so grown at the same time.

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I can't see your image for some reason.  If it is pointy at the blossom end, the plant could be infected with cucumber wilt. That is happening to mine right now.  Water does not circulate well enough through the plant, so the top (stem) end of the fruit seems relatively normal, but the bottom (blossom) end is withered and pointy.
 
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Mk, thanks for your reply.  Would this happen on some and not on others?  I can't get the image to upload for some reason.

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Bonnie can you try the pic again? Something didn't work properly.
 
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Trying to load pic of cukes.
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I think this is the image you wanted to add:

 
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Here are some from my wilted vine; I still get some good sized cukes that are only slightly deformed,  even got some healthy looking ones last week.  But from the wiltiest part of the vine,  the blossom half is skinny, tapered and floppy.
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Cucumbers from wilted vine
Cucumbers from wilted vine
 
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Devaka Cooray wrote:I think this is the image you wanted to add:



Thank you.  You must have magic 😁
 
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