Pumpkin Plants
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Are These Things On My Pumpkin Plant Flower Pods?

Zone toowoomba | unusualmemes9090 added on December 19, 2019 | Answered

I found these on my pumpkin plant. I don't know if these are flower pods. I also live in Australia.

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BushDoctor
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Answered on December 19, 2019

Yes, those appear to be male flower pods. Female flower buds will have an ovary at the bottom that will swell into the fruit once pollinated. Seeing male flowers first is a very common occurrence. Not to worry. Female flowers will show soon enough, with the right care.

This collection of articles will help you to grow pumpkins properly: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/category/edible/vegetables/pumpkin

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