Cucumber Pollination
Visual Aids

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Male and Female Blossoms
The female (top) has an ovary at the base of the flower, which becomes the fruit after pollination.

   Incomplete pollination
There were not enough bee visits, not enough pollen delivered to fertilize many of the seeds. The flesh did not develop in the area of unfertilized seeds, leading to deformities. A badly pollinated slicer cuke is shown at right.

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Poor pickle cuke pollination

Good pickle cuke pollination

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