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11 Mar 19 Judy (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
i live in Tasmania, and have self seed pumpkin plants which look healthy. It is now March and they have produced only male flowers. Is it too late for them to produce pumpkins now, even if they do ever produce female flowers?
12 Mar 19 Mike (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
They produce male flowers first to start attracting the bees - then you get some female and male flowers. If the plants are older than 12 weeks and no pumpkins growing yet then they probably won't produce any. A new pumpkin takes about 3-4 weeks to grow and then 4-6 weeks to mature.
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