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Lemon cucumber

Posted by tim45z10 sdca (My Page) on
Fri, Jun 13, 14 at 0:34

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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RE: Lemon cucumber

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').


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RE: Lemon cucumber

Will it still give me fruit?


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RE: Lemon cucumber

Should.


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