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.