pumpkin flower - Knowledgebase Question

So. Milwaukee, Wi
Question by klaehn
August 17, 2008
how do you know the difference between a female and a male pumpkin flower?

Answer from NGA
August 17, 2008


It's actually very easy to identify male and female pumpkin flowers once you know what to look for. Male flowers are attached by a straight stem; female flowers have a slight swelling directly behind the petals so the stem is thicker than those attached to male flowers. This swelling is where a little pumpkin will develop if the female flower is pollinated. Check several flowers (there may be several males or females in a row) and eventually you will see the difference.

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