Pollinating C. moschata with C. maxima?
I have an odd problem; everyone talks about female flowers not coming on but on my C. moschata "Futsu" plants I have exactly the opposite problem. The plants are growing great guns, and I have two female flowes, one opened today, the other probably tomorrow or the next day. There are lots of male flowers forming on the vines as well, but they are growing slowly and are way behind the females. I tried pollinating the first female with pollen from a C. maxima just to get fruit. I've read that the seed from this cross is usually sterile, but does the pollination generally work for the purposes of getting a fruit? I suppose I'll know in a day or two but does anyone have any experience. If I do get seed I'll plant some; I think a Futsu x Marina di Chioggia could be a very nice squash.