Watermelon Plants
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Watermelon Flower Drop

hammer added on August 15, 2011 | Answered

The flowers on my watermelon vine are drying up and dropping.

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Heather
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Answered on August 19, 2011

This may be happening because they are male flowers or it may be a pollination issue. If the flowers that are drying up are male, it is nothing to worry about. This is natural and normal. If the flowers that are falling off are female, than there is a pollination problem.

This article is about make and female squash flowers, but it is the same for melons. It will help you identify if you have male or females: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/squash/female-male-squash-blossoms.htm

If it is a pollination issue, you may want to consider hand pollinating. This article will help you with that:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/melons/hand-pollinating-melons.htm

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hammer
Answered on August 21, 2011

Heather,thank-you for answer on the blossom's. I'll take a closer look at the plant. hammer

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