Why are my cucumbers light yellow?

Asked July 24, 2014, 6:12 PM EDT

My cucumbers are light yellow instead of green. What happened?

Hennepin County Minnesota

1 Response

Thank you for the question. It's hard to say exactly what's happening with your cucumbers. Generally, when a cucumber has turned yellow, it is considered over ripe but there are varieties that are supposed to be yellow. Check your variety for this information. Cucumbers ripen in 50-70 days. Check your plants carefully for other cucumbers that may still be green and pick frequently, at least every other day because they grow fast and can go from ripe to over ripe in a short period of time.