Lemon cucumber

tim45z10June 13, 2014

Notice how the stem looks like a ribbon. I have seen this before. It started as a single, then two, then at least four.
Enlighten me.
Thank you
Tim

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gyr_falcon(Sunset 23 USDA 9)

The flattened stem is called fasciation, and the unusual segmenting is a resulting condition. With Lemon cucumbers the cause is usually genetic, the result of a recessive gene. With fasciation of stems or flowers on plants that to not have a genetic cause, it can be the result of bacterial disease or injury. Some fascinated plants are intentionally propagated for retail sale; two common examples are cockscomb (Celosia) and fantail willow (Salix sachalinensis 'Sekka').

    Bookmark   June 13, 2014 at 2:02AM
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tim45z10

Will it still give me fruit?

    Bookmark   June 14, 2014 at 2:47PM
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Summer_Squash

Should.

    Bookmark   June 25, 2014 at 6:37PM
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