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Pumpkin vines not producing female flowers?

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    VanessaVanessa
    Member

    I have a few “volunteer” pumpkin plants which have come up around the garden, and there are quite a few flowers on them but all male.

    Is there any tricks to get them to produce female flowers or do I just have dud plants?

    Vanessa

    #535080
    slowlynowslowlynow
    Member

    The best one i’ve found is to trim the ends of the runners, seems to do the trick and bring on the female flowers!

    #535081
    SteveSteve
    Keymaster

    I’ve found that you just have to wait a bit longer for the female flowers. They turn up eventually.

    Is there an analogy there? 😉

    #535082
    froot_loopzfroot_loopz
    Member

    I cant get mine to flower at all, theyve been in a couple of months now, decided Im ripping them out

    #535083
    earthwalkerearthwalker
    Participant

    I have the same thing “volunteers” with just the male flowers. A friend told me to chop the ends. They have now produced more leaves and have buds forming – hopefully females amongst them. Should they survive – I’ll report back.

    #535084
    BelBel
    Member

    sulphate of potash encourages flower formation in tomatoes. Wonder if it works for pumpkins too?

    #535085
    bushybushy
    Member

    I find this happens to my zucs as well, but then may swing around to all female, which is just as bad as the fruit falls off after a few days if not fertilised.

    I have no idea why.

    #535086
    Hummer HumbugHummer
    Keymaster

    I believe that if you keep your vine to a length of approx 10 ft, by pinching it back it should produce both male & female flowers 🙂

    #535087
    earthwalkerearthwalker
    Participant

    Sulphate of potash is brilliant for just about everything.

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