Cantaloupe
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Growing Cantaloupes

Anonymous added on May 2, 2014 | Answered

Having trouble getting cantaloupes to set. Flowers but no fruit. Any tips?

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    Nikki
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    Answered on May 2, 2014

    This is a common problem for vining plants at the start of the season. They will produce nothing but male flowers early one, which cannot produce fruit. These flowers will simply fall off. If you are getting both male and female flowers and the female flowers are falling off, it is a pollination problem and you may have to hand pollinate. These articles may be helpful to you: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/squash/female-male-squash-blossoms.htm (squash blossoms are much like melon blossoms), https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/melons/hand-pollinating-melons.htm, https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/beneficial/insect-pollination-process.htm, https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/beneficial/creating-a-pollinator-garden.htm

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