No Squash, Plenty of Blossoms - Knowledgebase Question

Biloxi, MS
Question by cgress9
May 20, 2001
My squash is very nice with large leaves and tons of blossoms but so far no squash has formed. The blossoms look like they are falling off as the stems remain and look like the blossoms have been cut off.

Answer from NGA
May 20, 2001


If your squash plants are in full sunshine, are not over-crowded and get plenty of water, they should set lots of fruit. Squash plants set both male and female flowers. The male flowers appear first, followed by female flowers. If the female flower is not properly fertilized, the little squash aborts and never fully develops. This early in the season, I'm betting the blossoms are male and not capable of setting fruit. Wait a little longer and you're sure to see some squash developing.

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