The Q&A Archives: Pumpkins

Question: I planted a pumpkin plant in my garden for the first time this year. The Plant is HUGE. At first we got alot of flowers on it but we only have 2 pumpkins growing. Did we do something wrong or will we get more in time?

Mike V

Answer: Pumpkin plants produce a number of male blooms first, then eventually female blossoms; this assures a pollen source. The plants do grow huge. About two pumpkins would be about right per plant -- it takes a lot of energy to sustain them to harvest, and a long time for them to ripen. All in all I think what you are seeing is probably normal. Enjoy those pumpkins!

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