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How do you tell the difference between male and female pumpkin plants?

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July 18, 20110 found this helpful

I don't think they are different plants; I think they are like all flowers with male and female parts. Look at the blooms. The fuzzy ended stalks around the center with the dust are stamens (male) and the single one in the center is the female part (pistil) which will turn into a pumpkin. The dust from the stamens needs to get on the pistil, and nature will take care of the rest.

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July 20, 20110 found this helpful

The female flower will start a pumpkin, the male flower will just die off. My husband is trying to grow the "1000 lb ones from Big Atlantic Dill.

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