Re: Lots of blooms, no fruit- HELP!!!!!!!!

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Posted by Greg on July 18, 2001 at 22:33:51:

In Reply to: Lots of blooms, no fruit- HELP!!!!!!!! posted by Elizabeth Aiken on July 18, 2001 at 13:33:12:

No success meaning that you have yet to establish one fruit in 3 seasons? Pumpkin plants are monoecious meaning it carrys both male and female flowers. Maybe there is a variety of dioecious pumpkin plants. Going on your 3rd year with no fruit sounds like it to me.

The female flowers are easy to spot for its got a ball (baby pumpkin) on the stem just below the base of the flower.

The yellow leaves you're clipping off suggest a nutritional deficiency of nitrogen. The oldest leaves yellow first giving up the nitrogen to the new growth. I suggest running a soil analysis from a kit at the garden shop. It may be too late to make it this season though. Hope this helps.

: Hi,
: This is my third year- no success so far. I have 4 pods, healthy, lots of vines and tons of blooms.I was hoping for natural polinization. I water daily, suspect these are all male plants, fertilize every week with mixture of things. What do I do to start seeing fruit? I see bees in the blooms. I pinch off yellow leaves and throw out dead blooms that have fallen off vine. What should I do??? I am getting very worried!!!!!!!!! Thank you to whomever answers this.
: Elizabeth

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