<![CDATA[Burpee Community - ]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/318/zucchini-fail en-US Burpee //d1l316k04n1hna.cloudfront.net/static/images/burpee-favicon.png 16 16 Burpee http://www.burpee.com/community/ <![CDATA[Re: Zucchini fail]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/318/zucchini-fail?commentid=273  

Thank you for the picture, I can’t see the flowers so I am not sure if they are male or female flowers. Males have a straight stem, females have a baby fruit behind the flower. Male flowers open first  to attract bees, then the female flowers are produced. If there are no female flowers it could be they are not ready yet. Squash can abort their flowers if they are stressed, too high or too low  temperature, not enough water, or insect damage. If you have female flowers and they are not pollinated that may be due to lack of bees.

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/318/zucchini-fail?commentid=273 July 31, 2012
August 2, 2012 August 2, 2012 <![CDATA[Re: Zucchini fail]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/318/zucchini-fail?commentid=272 you can try hand polinating

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/318/zucchini-fail?commentid=272 August 2, 2012
<![CDATA[Re: Zucchini fail]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/318/zucchini-fail?commentid=271  

Yes you can hand pollinate make sure you have both male and female flowers. In the afternoon, when the pollen is ripe pick a male flower and remove the petals. Twist the male flower gently into a female flower, this takes a knack.

 

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/318/zucchini-fail?commentid=271 August 6, 2012