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Pollenless Pepos?

Posted by tcstoehr Z8 Portland, OR (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 5, 10 at 18:23

As if it's not bad enough that I get only very rare male blossoms on my zukes and patty pans, both of my Sunburst patty-pans' male flowers are pollenless. The stigma looks small and stunted and not a grain of pollen to be seen. The zuke nearby has plenty of pollen on his large, dusty stigma. Is this a phase they go thru? Weather induced? Bad seed? What's the deal?

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RE: Pollenless Pepos?

My guess is that this is a temporary condition. Are the plants still very young?

Tahlequah, OK

RE: Pollenless Pepos?

No, they're not young at all. They were planted very early and suffered through an extended cold, wet spring time. They're several feet wide with huge leaves and more female blossoms that I can shake a stick at. It's just the two Sunbursts having this problem, the zuke right next to them has normal male flowers, although damn few.

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