Watermelon Plants

Watermelon Question

paredesmartin added on May 16, 2011 | Answered

I have long vines going all over the garden. They are flowering out but still cannot see any baby watermelons. When will they start developing?

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Answered on May 19, 2011

Melons have male and female flowers. The male flowers cannot produce fruit, so they just fall off. They will produce more male flowers early on and then female flowers later. This article will help you pinpoint which are male flowers and which are female flowers.

If you are seeing female flowers fall off, then it is a pollination problem and you may need to hand pollinate. This article will help with that:

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