pollination - Knowledgebase Question

s miami, Fl
Question by fallond
April 13, 2009
squash not fertilizeddo it by hand?


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Answer from NGA
April 13, 2009

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You can if you want! Squash develops both male flowers and female flowers. The male flowers have straight stems behind the flower petals; female flowers have a slight swelling behind the flower petals. Take a male blossom from the vine and brush the insides of the flower onto the insides of a female flower to transfer pollen. A single male flower should have enough pollen to pollinate several female flowers. Good luck with your project!

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