squash - Knowledgebase Question

rialto, Ca
Question by ha1fpint2002
June 20, 2009
how come when the flowers come out and it pruduces a little squash then the flowers fall off and the squash doesnt grow anymore

Answer from NGA
June 20, 2009


Squash plants produce separate male and female flowers. If pollen is transferred from the male to the female, a fruit will develop. The male flowers will drop without producing fruit and if a female flower is not adequately pollinated it will begin to develop a fruit but then abort the process. That's why some of the flowers on your plant drop without producing fruits and others will drop immature fruits. As the season progresses your squash vines will develop more and more squashes. In the meantime, continue to give your vegetable plants good care. Enjoy!

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