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Kabocha squash matchmaking

Posted by Twiks587 California(bay area) (My Page) on
Tue, Jul 10, 12 at 23:45

I am having problems with my kabocha (Japanese pumpkin) plants. They are have grown and spread and are putting up plenty of flowers. Unfortunately all those beautiful flowers are male. I am wondering what I can do to promote some female flowers.

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RE: Kabocha squash matchmaking

That is normal. Squashes often put out male flowers for some time, before the female flowers appear. Chances are, if you examine the ends of the vines closely, the female flowers are already beginning to develop. Just give them time.

RE: Kabocha squash matchmaking

You were exactly right! I just went out and checked and there is a new female flower just about to bloom. thanks, good to know that is normal.

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