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Cucumber/Melon plant only has female flowers??

Posted by cathers none (My Page) on
Sat, Jun 7, 14 at 23:35

I have this vine growing and I'm not sure if its a cucumber or cantaloupe (because we had a problem with the watering system breaking, so I thought the seedlings died and replanted but everything sprouted). It has about 8 flowers on it, and when I went to pollinate them, I noticed all of them seem to be female. Is that possible or am I mistaking? I don't see a single male flower, and in the photo you can see 3 flowers and look like female. All the rest look the same.

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RE: Cucumber/Melon plant only has female flowers??

Looks like cucumber. A male flower might be in the vicinity in another garden. If not I wonder if the cucumbers will be seedless? Never heard of a seedless cucumber.

Unless you are trying to create special hybrids bugs pollinate long before you get to try.

RE: Cucumber/Melon plant only has female flowers??

I do have a pickling cucumber plant also that has only male flowers on it so far (it's still young) but it just didn't make sense to me that the first plant wouldn't produce any male flowers. I never heard of this happening and couldn't find anything on the web either. This plant with female flowers only is younger than the cucumber plant with just male flowers.

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