I´m cultivating a butternut(pumpkin) plant that I created from sratch from the seed. While the plant is now huge and looks healthy, I am having no luck at all with the fruits. It has many male flowers and a few female ones. Most of the female ones fell down without any fruit after a few days (I assume they were not pollinated) , but I was lucky enough to had one which was pollinated, the fruit grew until reaching 3 times its original size and but it eventually fell down after a week undeveloped.
There was a very windy day last week, but I find it hard to belive that such a huge fruit is so fragile in nature. Here you have some pics of my "aborted" butternuts.
Have you experienced the same? Do you have any tips for me?