Butternut Squash Plants
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removing male flowers off butternut squash

Zone Cotswolds | Home.abroad added on September 16, 2015 | Answered

The plant has two squashes on at present but also a lot of what I presume are male flowers. Should I take the male flowers off the butternut squash plant?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on September 18, 2015

You should not remove the male blossoms. You need male blossoms for pollination of the female flowers.
Here are some links to help you.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/squash/female-male-squash-blossoms.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/squash/growing-butternut-squash.htm

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