growing squash - Knowledgebase Question

Concord, ca
Question by erlcre
July 24, 2005
The yellow flower on my squash plant blooms and dies within a 24-hr period what does that mean?

Answer from NGA
July 24, 2005


Squash plants produce both male and female flowers. It is normal for the petals to wither away after one day. Male flowers will simply drop off but female flowers, if they have been pollinated, will produce fruit. You can tell the difference between male and female flowers (and the possiblity of having squash) by looking at how the flowers are attached to the stem. Male flowers will have a straight stem; female flowers will have a slight swelling just beneath the flower petals. Hope this answers your question!

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