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  • Joined Jan 2015
gherkins ??
« on: July 17, 2019, 03:45:51 pm »
Well normally plant and grow with no problems but this year it’s growing well and flowering amazingly only 95% are male flowers do I pick them off or leave them the fruits are not appearing to fill out.
Anyone with any ideas. I have two types Partner F1 self fertile and piccolo di piarigi .
Cheers John.
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Terry T

  • Joined Sep 2014
  • Norfolk
Re: gherkins ??
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2019, 09:01:01 pm »
Have you got plenty of pollinating insects?  If not you could try doing this with a paint brush.
Removing male flowers won’t make any difference to fruit set.


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