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Growing Squash, also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash

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20 Feb 17 anthony bass (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
my next question is how does one determine the male and female of the flowers?
20 Feb 17 John (Australia - temperate climate)
Male flowers will have a longer, spindly stalk and only produce pollen (the male half of the deal) while female flowers have shorter stems and an undeveloped fruit (the female half of the deal). This fruit will develop into a squash or pumpkin when and if pollinated. Trust this helps.

Male flowers will have a longer, spindly stalk and only produce pollen (the male half of the deal) while female flowers have shorter stems and an undeveloped fruit (the female half of the deal). This fruit will develop into a squash or pumpkin when and if pollinated. Trust this helps.

- John

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