This is my first time to plant pumpkins, and I know I planted them extremely late, but I decided to just see what would happen anyway until it gets cold (still very hot here).
The other day I finally had a female flower on one plant, but I had no male flowers on that same plant. However, there was one male flower on another pumpkin plant of a different, smaller, variety. So I decided what the heck, and just took the male flower off and rubbed it around in the female one on the other plant. A couple days later, today, there is a small green bulge about the size of a golf ball on the female flower. Was pollination successful, even though I used a different variety to pollinate?