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Jade
My butternut Pumpkins are in flower but only the females are flowering!! What do i do??

Only me females are flowering. I know this for sure because i have researched what the differences between them are, the females have the shape of a small pumpkin at the bottom of the flower while the males have a thin stem. They were yates seeds, so i thought you might have some idea why this is happening. Thanks for the help

Submitted: 10:47AM, 01 Dec 2010
Answer: Dear Jade,

Usually it is the other way around, an abundance of male flowers with very few female flowers. You are correct in defining the difference in appearance between the male and female flowers. Hopefully by now some male flowers have formed so it might be a good idea to do some hand pollinating of flowers to ensure a good crop of pumpkins.

Answered: 02:29PM, 11 Jan 2011

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