Pumpkin Female Flowers - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by kkizis
April 18, 2001
How can you tell if a pumpkin flower is male or female?

Answer from NGA
April 18, 2001
Squash plants generally produce male flowers early in the season and then produce both male and female flowers as the vines continue to grow. Male flowers will have a straight stem behind the flower petals. Female flowers have a slight swelling on the stem just behind the petals. This swelling will eventually produce a fruit, providing the flower was pollinated.

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