squash plants - Knowledgebase Question

Lake City, Fl
Question by krystalvasqu
June 30, 2010
is it true that if your squash plant blooms only flowers it wont produce squash? i have three plants and all of them only have flowers on them no vegs and somebody told me that.

Answer from NGA
June 30, 2010


Squash flowers are either female (with a small fruit behind the flower that will develop into squash) or male (without a small fruit). Sometimes male or female flowers appear first, but within a short time your plant should have both. Squash develops when pollinators transfer pollen from the male to the female. You can also hand pollinate the blossoms yourself by taking a small artist?s paint brush or Q-tip and rubbing the pollen from the male into the female. Good luck with your squash!

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