Pumpkin Plants
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picking blossoms off pumpkin vines

Anonymous added on August 6, 2015 | Answered

I want to pick the blossoms off pumpkin vines to eat. Will that affect the plants production of fruit?

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Nikki
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Answered on August 6, 2015

Pumpkin blossoms produce male and female blooms just like squash. If you want to pick the flowers to eat without affecting fruit production, I would suggest using the male blossoms, as the females are the ones that produce fruit. Here is more information that should help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/squash/female-male-squash-blossoms.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/squash/harvesting-squash-flowers.htm

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