Re: female or male plants????

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Posted by Tracy on July 28, 2003 at 18:36:23:

In Reply to: female or male plants???? posted by jeff bailey on July 08, 2003 at 19:13:00:

: i have 11 nice pumkin plants a couple with what i see are female flowers'.i`am not sure i have any male that possible? please help.

The male flowers are usually on a stem from the vine that is rather long. The females are closer to the vine. The males have, when opened, will have one single stamen in the middle of the flower. The part of the flower that is directly connected to the stem will go as follows from the flower tips to the stem: petals, a small ball-shaped bottom, calyx, then the stem. The ball looks like it is actually apart of the flower. the female flowers, when open, will have four or five sets of u shaped stigma with nothing in the center. These will be located directly around the center of the flower. From the flower tips to the stem: flower, then a larger, oblong shaped ball that will look like a very small, green rinded pumpkin. the flower looks as if it is sitting on the ball, rather than being one piece. This is the female. remember, the males are on longer stems, and the females are directly next to the vine. I hope this helps!

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