Baby Pumpkins Dying!

beauregard21(7)June 6, 2010

Hello, I'm new to growing pumpkins and I am growing some type of pie pumpkin although I don't know the exact species. My problem is that the little female flowers with baby pumpkins on them have been falling off! They are green and cute at first and then they start to turn orange/yellow and the little pumpkin gets wrinkled and then the bottom of the flower turns brown and if you just lightly touch them they fall off. All of my male flowers are blooming but I'm not sure what to do about the female flowers. The pumpkin plant has sustained a little damage from having to be transplanted into the ground, but I don't think that's it.

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Don't worry about it. This is one of the most common questions we see, posted here, about this time of year. The plant isn't ready to support those female flowers. But, when it grows more, it will begin to set fruit. It's just nature's way to protect the plant until it has the support system to mature fruit.

Tahlequah, OK

    Bookmark   June 7, 2010 at 7:25AM
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