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.


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Answer from NGA
June 30, 2010

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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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