Fruiting of Summer Squash
I have great vines and lots of flowers on my summer squash but no flowers are turning to fruit. I live in Tampa, FL and planted the plants after Memorial Day. The plants/vines are healthy and the flowers numerous, but alas, no fruit. What can I do? What is going on?
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This is typical behavior for curbit plants (squash, cucumber, melon). They will produce mostly male (non-fruiting) blossoms early in the season and will gradually start to produce more female blossoms as the season progresses. Give it some time and you will see it start fruiting. Here is how to tell a male from a female blossom:
If you are seeing fruit but they are falling off, it is a pollination issue and these articles will help: