Winter Squash Plants

Squash


Anonymous added on August 11, 2015 | Answered

I have a beautiful Pumpkin growing on about an 8 foot vine, but every female blossom that has grown after this pumpkin on the vine falls off without hardly getting to 1 inch and the flower, of course, does not open. I know it's late. I'm here in a zone 4 in Montana and we had a very long winter and a late spring start. I love winter squash.


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shelley
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on August 12, 2015

I would say this is a pollination issue. I would try hand pollinating those female blossoms and monitor for improvement. Here is an article that will guide you on the process:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/squash/pollinate-squash-by-hand.htm

Happy gardening!

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