Janabeth
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Zucchini issue

Has anyone else had an issue with all male zucchini plants? I have three that are all male, for over a month not one female? Is it a loss? New to zucchini

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applestar
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Re: Zucchini issue

What variety is it? Where did you get the seeds?

Janabeth
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Re: Zucchini issue

I'll have to see when I get home, this one was not done by seed, transplanted into a large container. I did keep the info though so I'll check soon

Peter1142
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Re: Zucchini issue

This is a common complaint. The first flowers are usually male. Be patient.

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applestar
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Re: Zucchini issue

That is true, but over a month seems extreme....?

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Re: Zucchini issue

I read if the environment is too cold or too hot, the zucchini will not flower properly. Zucchini will put out male flowers first until it fully matures, then the female flowers start coming. I used to get better fruiting but I was advised to plant more than one plant for better polination. This time I am going back to pic-n-pic yellow crookneck squash, I had better luck with that one before and it is similar to zucchini in use.

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Re: Zucchini issue

I would not yank it just yet. It may put on some female flowers.

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jal_ut
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Re: Zucchini issue

I should go plant some. My first planting did not come up.

Janabeth, you may want to put your location on your profile. It helps us to help you if we know what your location is. Gardening varies a bunch across the country.



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