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No fertilized fruit yet - si it too late for me?

Posted by raisemybeds SouthernCT (My Page) on
Thu, Jul 14, 05 at 9:04

My giant pumpkin was set outside in late May as a hardy seedling that I had started inside. It is maybe 15 feet long now, and has sprouted mostly male flowers. There are a couple very weensy female beds near the growing tip, but they are not near flower-opening stage yet, so here it is mid-July and I have no fertilized fruit. Also I have been dealing with SVB damage - "sigh". Is this too late not to have a pumpkin growing on the vine? Is there hope for me in my zone?


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RE: No fertilized fruit yet - si it too late for me?

Plenty of time yet. Normally growers are just starting to pollinate this time in July.


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RE: No fertilized fruit yet - si it too late for me?

My 615 lber. last year was pollinated on July 20. Plenty of time for a decent sized pumpkin.


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