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Pumpkin female flowers dying prematurely

Posted by acorn922 (My Page) on
Sat, Aug 20, 11 at 8:24

Lots of female buds have appeared on the vines of my pumpkin plants, but they die before they're big enough to blossom. Why?

(The plants are nine weeks old.)


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RE: Pumpkin female flowers dying prematurely

is it too hot there?


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RE: Pumpkin female flowers dying prematurely

It's very hot (90s) and humid.


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RE: Pumpkin female flowers dying prematurely

that will do it.


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RE: Pumpkin female flowers dying prematurely

I'm having the same problem. The vine itself is growing like crazy and male flowers are fine. The female flowers develop a pumpkin and a flower but it never opens, just turns sickly. It is August in Virginia so it is hot. But the other day I saw another person with pumpkin vines in front of their house with several bright orange pumpkins. Is it lack of nutrients?


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RE: Pumpkin female flowers dying prematurely

if they have bright orange pumpkins then they were pollinated month ago when it was cooler.


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