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Old August 4, 2018   #1
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This is the worst squash year I have ever experienced.Many beautiful plants and large amounts of male blossoms. Total count; two. All have been pulled and replaced; hoping for different results but,expecting the same results. O how I would like to be proven wrong.

I would like to know why I have almost ZERO male blossoms.

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Hi Jon.

Which squash varieties are you growing.

I grew Trombocini squash for the first time this year on a trellis so they would grow straight rather than in a circle when grown on the ground. Pick them when they are under 20 inches for use as a summer squash. All the seed are in the bulb so the neck is seedless. Used this size and smaller they taste better than yellow straight-neck or crook-neck when fried or stewed. I use a mandolin to slice them. Also slice 1/8 inch thick and substitute for pasta in no boil lasagna. You won't believe it until you try it. Left on the vine it matures to a winter squash up to 4 feet long that keeps well. PM your address and I'll send you some seeds. Claud
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Hi Jon.

Which squash varieties are you growing.

I grew Trombocini squash for the first time this year on a trellis so they would grow straight rather than in a circle when grown on the ground. Pick them when they are under 20 inches for use as a summer squash. All the seed are in the bulb so the neck is seedless. Used this size and smaller they taste better than yellow straight-neck or crook-neck when fried or stewed. I use a mandolin to slice them. Also slice 1/8 inch thick and substitute for pasta in no boil lasagna. You won't believe it until you try it. Left on the vine it matures to a winter squash up to 4 feet long that keeps well. PM your address and I'll send you some seeds. Claud
Thanks for the response. As for the varieties: Too many to list. I have grown trombocino with varying degrees of success. They didn't even sprout this year and they were the last I had. I will be
happy to accept your kind offer. I may have something you want, so let me know.

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This is the worst squash year I have ever experienced.Many beautiful plants and large amounts of male blossoms. Total count; two. All have been pulled and replaced; hoping for different results but,expecting the same results. O how I would like to be proven wrong.

I would like to know why I have almost ZERO male blossoms.

Jon
Confused here; do you have a large amount of male blossoms, or only two?
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[QUOTE=Nan_PA_6b;710795]Confused here; do you have a large amount of male blossoms, or only two

That should have been female blossom. My bad

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So lots of girls & few boys? Zucchini for me starts with a bunch of male flowers and the gals come along later. Starting over was probably a good idea. I don't know why it happened, though.
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Probably gender neutral blossoms.
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I may have caused some confusion so let me start over.
I had a super abundance of male blossoms and ONLY TWO FEMALE BLOSSOMS, resulting in ONE SQUASH.

My cucumbers had jillions of male blossoms but only 9 FEMALE BLOSSOMS, RESULTING IN 8 CUCUMBERS.

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Poor female blossoms surrounded by all those lurking male blossoms.

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