I have a pumpkin patch in Illinois with 30 plants. They're all in bloom now but are only sprouting male blossoms. How do I get them to give me female blossoms? I'm worried I won't have a single pumpkin from this patch.

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How long have they been in bloom? Usually the first flush of blossoms are all male - the female blossoms will show up later - in my experience, a week or so after you first see blooms. They grow fairly fast, so I'm betting you'll have squash before it frosts.

  • They've been bloom for a couple days. Commented Aug 16, 2012 at 1:35
  • yup you may not get a female flower for a couple of weeks... that is normal. Commented Aug 17, 2012 at 17:47

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