No female flowers

elsieart(z9 Sacramento)July 10, 2014

I have four different kinds of pumpkins planted and all are apparently doing well. One of them has been producing male flowers for the past couple of weeks, and another is ready to bloom several male flowers. But none of them have any evidence of impending fruit. Is there something I need to do, other than just wait?

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theforgottenone1013(MI zone 5b/6a)

What you are experiencing is normal and there's nothing you can do. The female flowers should show up soon.

Rodney

    Bookmark   July 11, 2014 at 1:53PM
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lazy_gardens

They put out the male flowers early ... attracts pollinators and provides a place for "squash bees" to sleep.

When the female flowers show up, the pollinators are already there.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2014 at 1:58PM
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elsieart(z9 Sacramento)

Thank you both! I'll stop obsessing about the pumpkins and get back to harvesting the tomatoes.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2014 at 2:37PM
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achang89(Z6)

My first flower was a large female flower, but no male flowers. So it is sad to see the little fruit from the flower dies off. Now the plants send out so many flowers....

    Bookmark   July 14, 2014 at 1:27PM
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