Answer: Cantaloupes and other members of the melon family develop separate male and female flowers. Only the females develop fruit and this happens only when they are pollinated. It is not unusual for plants to develop more male than female flowers, and not unusual for most of the female flowers to die without setting fruit. Growing conditions and plant health have a lot to do with fruit set. The plant knows how many fruits it can develop to maturity and will abort those fruits that it cannot. Just enjoy the fruits that your plant has set!
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