Pumpkin Plants
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Sugar Pumpkins

Anonymous added on July 28, 2011 | Answered

This is my first year gardening. I planted sugar pumpkins and the vine is enormous! The problem is I'm getting blossoms, but no pumpkins. What's going on?

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Nikki
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Answered on July 29, 2011

This could be due to poor pollination. Poor pollination affects fruit set. High temperatures will cause plant stress. As a result, any pollinated fruit may have simply aborted. A heat wave can also deter bees from their job. You could also have more male flowers than females, which also inhibits pollination. You could try hand-pollinating your pumpkins, which is done in the same manner as with squash. Here is an article that may help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/squash/pollinate-squash-by-hand.htm

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