Originally Posted by chickadoodles
Dan I called two nurseries and one told me without bees my plants would not produce male blooms. I told her you had bee's and your are doing the same thing. She said she had another person call her and told her the same thing.
I used to work for a nursery so I called the owner and left him a message to call me back. He's out on a landscape job. So I don't know.
That makes absolutely no sense. I'd like to see that nursery worker back that claim up with some valid research article. More often than not, there will be a flush of male blossoms before the first female blossoms. However, I sometimes see onset of female blossoms without any male blossoms to fertilize, so the fruiting fails. (How very sad! ) IMO, it's entirely related to the weather patterns. That squash w/o a growing tip is strange. Keep us posted on how that one performs over time, and if it ever does develop a tip.