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Q.Early Prolific Straightneck Squash

Anonymous added on April 26, 2014 | Answered

I planted Early Prolific Straightneck squash for the first time. The blooms are just now opening and I believe the squash is attached to the bloom. How can this be? When was the bloom pollinated if it just opened?

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Answered on November 30, -0001

Are you sure what you are seeing is really the fruit? It does sound a bit early, especially since the male blooms normally appear before the female fruiting blooms, though it's not entirely impossible. If it is indeed a baby squash, count your blessings! Looks like you'll have a nice early harvest. For additional information about the differences between male and female blooms, this article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/squash/female-male-squash-blossoms.htm

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