Good cucumbers crops will have a single female blossom on every node when water and nutrients are well-managed. Average cucumber crops will have some of the nodes occupied with male blossoms or aborted female blossoms. You can identify the prior period when water or nutrients were inadequate by observing which nodes don’t have a female blossom and fruit.
Exceptional crops with ideal water and nutrient management can produce several female blossoms per node, and fill all the fruit to harvest size.
How much higher yields do you suppose could be harvested from an exceptional crop compared to an average crop?
P.S. I had an interesting conversation with Aharon Henderson on the EcoIQ podcast that released recently. You can find the episode here.