Why Are the Flowers Falling Off My Cucumber?

I live in Tallahassee Florida. Why are the flowers on my cucumbers falling off?

Hardiness Zone: 8b

By Ed from FL

May 6, 20100 found this helpful

Most likely what you are seeing are some of the early male flowers. Look at the base of the flowers and if you don't a swelling then it is a male flower.

The male flowers come on earlier than the females, natures way of making sure the flowers will get pollinated.

Here is a google site full of female flower pix so you will know the difference.

Good luck with your crop!

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May 9, 20100 found this helpful

You are probably seeing the male flowers fall off. If the flower has no mini-cuke shaped swelling at the base, it is male, and it is not a problem if it falls off. Cucumbers usually will get pollinated on their own (bees) so don't worry.

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