[NAFEX] OT - Zuchinni pollenation

Ernest Plutko ernestplutko at wiktel.com
Sun Sep 11 18:42:45 EDT 2011


Sometimes zucchini has only male flowers to start and later female
flowere grow.  Getting late in the season for you.  I noticed that
squash and pumpkins often produce a lot of male flowers and few
female.  The unusual weather probably has something to do with it. If
you just wait the female flowers will appear but the frosts will
start.  

---- Original Message ----
From: quirky at videotron.ca
To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] OT - Zuchinni pollenation
Date: Sun, 11 Sep 2011 17:50:13 -0400

>  Rivka and Ernest,
>
>OK now I'm a bit better informed, I went to check the flowers and 
>they're all male! How does that work? This is commercial seed I'm
>using!
>
>Is there something that causes the plant only to set male flowers?
>
>Feeling terribly zucchini-deprived but searching for recipes for
>blossoms,
>
>Caren.
>
>On 9/11/2011 2:36 PM, Ernest Plutko wrote:
>> Zucchini usually produce zucchinis with wild abandon.  Are you
>using
>> a weird variety that just has male flowers?  Are you cutting the
>> vines short leaving only male flowers?
>>
>> ---- Original Message ----
>> From: organic87 at frontiernet.net
>> To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
>> Subject: Re: [NAFEX] OT - Zuchinni pollenation
>> Date: Sun, 11 Sep 2011 09:43:46 -0400
>>
>>> Are they producing female flowers, or only males?
>>>
>>> Are you growing only one variety of zucchini, or several?
>>>
>>> Are your cucumbers a parthenocarpic strain, that doesn't need
>>> pollination?
>>>
>>>
>>> -- Rivka; Finger Lakes NY, Zone 5 mostly
>>> Fresh-market organic produce, small scale
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Sep 11, 2011, at 8:19 AM, Caren Kirk wrote:
>>>
>>>>   For two years in a row I basically have had zero zuchinni
>>>> prtoduction.
>>>> I thought that last year I was potentially overcrowding them in
>my
>>>> main
>>>> vegetable bed (however they had been happy there in the past), so
>>> this
>>>> year I gave them a whole separate bed. Despite an abundance of
>>>> blossoms
>>>> they will not set fruit. So I am questioning if any pollenators
>are
>>>> visiting them.
>>>>
>>>> Other vegetables are being pollenated at the same time (e.g.
>>> eggplant,
>>>> tomtaoes, cucumbers, beans) so there must be some pollenators
>>> around.
>>>> I've seen on the internet about hand-pollenating them but to be
>>>> honest,
>>>> it seems like a lot of hard work in the middle of summer.
>>>>
>>>> Does anyone have any experience with this problem?
>>>>
>>>> Thanks,
>>>>
>>>> Caren Kirk
>>>> St. Jerome QC
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