Ask a Question forum: Honeydew/melon plant with no female flowers

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Name: Alayna
Jun 20, 2017 2:34 PM CST
This honeydew/melon plant (not sure) is full of male flowers and no females in sight
Do they come after, or is it something else?
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Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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Jun 20, 2017 3:18 PM CST
Yes, it's normal for melons to put out all male flowers for a while before the female ones show up. Squash and cucumbers often do the same thing.

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Name: Daisy I
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Jun 20, 2017 3:26 PM CST
Melons produce a lot of male flowers before they get around to producing female flowers. It has nothing to do with your care - the plant just needs to be more mature.
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