pollination - Knowledgebase Question

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

Answer from NGA
April 13, 2009


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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