squashplant-nofruit - Knowledgebase Question

medford, ny
Question by happyhank
July 11, 2007
i purchased a Bonnie squash zucchini plant at the depot.planted it the 2nd week of may. the plant is over 4ft. tall and at least 5ft. around. i have flowers on the bottom and stalks about 24in. tall with flowers. i am very disapointed because it has not developed any fruit. should i rip it out and plant from seed? very frustrated please advise. Hank

Answer from NGA
July 11, 2007


This is a pollination problem. Since it is blooming, you should see zucchinis soon. Squash plants typically produce some male flowers at first, then maybe a week or so later also produce female flowers. This assures there is pollen available for the female flowers. Also, there must be bees or other flying insects to move the pollen from male to female flowers.

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