Zucchini Not Fruiting - Knowledgebase Question

Ellisville, Mi
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Question by michellebend
June 30, 2010
I have zucchini in my garden that has tons of blooms but no fruit. I know for sure that they are not being eaten. I heard something about pollination. Any suggestions?

Answer from NGA
June 30, 2010
It could be that the female blossoms aren't being pollinated. This sometimes happens early in the season, before the male blossoms appear. It can also happen during cool spells when pollinators are less active. You can hand pollinate the blossoms yourself by taking a small artist?s paint brush or Q-tip and rubbing the pollen from the male (without a small fruit behind the flower) and into the female (with a small fruit behind the flower). Good luck!

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