Vegetables and Fruit forum: Cantaloupes die before blooming

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troejg
Jun 25, 2016 11:07 AM CST
Hi, i am having trouble with my cantaloupe plants, i have 6 of them and they are 64 days old, and yet to form a single melon. The female flowers simply turn yellow and die before they have a chance to bloom. I am also growing watermelons at the same place with the exact same conditions, and they are thriving, biggest one weighing in at 2 pounds now.

Here is some pictures of my cantaloupes: http://imgur.com/a/nDtet

Anyone have any idea as to why my cantaloupes die before getting a chance to bloom?
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
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Newyorkrita
Jun 25, 2016 2:48 PM CST
It looks like it is in too much shade. Also it might not be getting pollinated.

troejg
Jun 25, 2016 3:52 PM CST
its definitely not getting pollinated, they don't open up their flowers before they die Crying I have this plant which is in a shady place, but i also have others in direct sunlight - same result, watermelons in all the places though Confused
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Jun 25, 2016 3:59 PM CST
Wish I had an answer for you but I don't know.
Name: Robyn
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
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robynanne
Jun 28, 2016 3:18 PM CST
Can you reach in there and pollinate them before they fully open?

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