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Courgette flowers - no pollen


 
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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2016 6:43 am    Post subject: Courgette flowers - no pollen Reply with quote

Hi,

Just looking for some advice/info please. Basically i have 3 large healthy courgette plants growing in our greenhouse.
All is fine but we've had several flowers on each plant and the male flowers are not producing any pollen.
Does anyone know why would that be?
I've checked first thing in mornings (6am) and still no sign of any pollen on the male flowers, so it cannot be a case of insects removing the pollen over the course of the day or anything.... very frustrating and a tad confusing.

Any help appreciated Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apologies for the delay. I wouldn't be an expert in that area. Some would say not an expert in any area really! !! There is another thread in this section called pumpkin problems which may have your answer in it with pumpkins and courgettes being much the same. Re post there seeing as that thread is alive.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 6:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Female flowers do not have any pollen so are you sure they are male flowers your looking at, Males flowers are only viable for a few hours, can we see a pic.
Sometimes and only sometime flowers on crougetts can be hermapherodite, so you could have self pollinating flowers what variety do you have. maybe you are removing already fertilised flower parts.
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