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Summer squash blossoms falling off.

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  • felder
    Squash, like cucumbers and melons, have separate male and female flowers. The males are on the ends of plain stems, while the females are on the ends of immature fruits. Unless pollen gets transferred from male to female (usually done by bees), the little flowers will simple shed, and the female immature fruits will shrivel and shed as well. Sometimes a squash plant has all male flowers, usually temporarily. I am attaching a photo I took of how I use a snipped-off male flower to pollinate an open female flower, which is necessary if you don't have bees to do the job.

    Posted 10 months ago

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  • felder
    Here is the closeup of a male squash blossom being used to pollinate an open female flower

    Posted 10 months ago

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