September 29, 2015
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I have a cucamelon plant growing amongst my raspberries, seed must have been in the compost from my heap. It is growing really well with loads of flowers, continually visited by bees; therefore, I assume they are being fertilized, but not one fruit. Is it lack of water, or feed, or are they being eaten? Perhaps, they don’t like to be grown outside, although this year has been as hot as in a greenhouse. Can I do anything now to get the flowers to produce fruit?
If the melons were being eaten, you would probably see the signs of damage. Check for any bits of leftover rind or
I'm not sure what the problem could be, though I've heard this can be a difficult plant to grow. Flowers can sometimes be killed by high temperatures. Or, low phosphorus levels in soil can lead to poor fruit production. You could try adding a phosphorus supplement like bone meal.
I don't see any Sooty Mold on the plant.
Here is a link about Sooty Mold and how to identify it.
Your Camellia should be planted in 'dappled sunshine', I think your plant is receiving too much sunlight.
Check the watering and drainage also.
Is this a new planting? Water newly planted shrubs more frequently, but properly draining soil will help with excess moisture.
Fertilizing is important for healthy Camellias.
Here are some links to help refresh you on the care requirements.
The plants look very healthy and are vigorous. I have lots of small yellow flowers on the tip of fruits about 1/2 inch long but the fruits are not setting and growing in size.
Problem with pollination, light. ??? Thanks for any help.
6 plus hours of sunlight is needed.
Container plants need daily water and even twice a day if temperatures are above 85 degrees F.
I have heard many reports of these plants slow to set on fruit. You can try self pollinating but also give the plant more time.