All Bloom and No Squash Jul 1 The squash and zucchini has been bloomin’ away for weeks….but no squash or zucchini! What is up with that? Comments 10 Comments • Comments Feed Log in to Reply CassieOz says: It’s common for squash and zucchini plants to put out quite a lot of male flowers before any female flowers appear. It’s worth looking at the flowers to see what types you’ve got. Flowers on long slim stalks are male and ones on what look like baby zucchini or squash, are female. If the female flowers are fertilised, then the little proto zucchini/squash will swell and grow. If it isn’t fertilised, the tiny zucchini under the flower will wither and fall off. On July 1, 2015 at 9:33 am Log in to Reply Miss Judy says: Our yellow squash are doing the same thing, its also very small and spindly plant…zucchini is very big plant producing nicely. I am very upset…yellow is my favorite. On July 1, 2015 at 10:02 am Log in to Reply Schnoofus says: The same thing is happening to me in New Jersey. Lots of male flowers and very few female flowers. Does anyone know if squash blossoms need bees for pollination? Maybe some of the flowers that we are thinking are males are actually unfertilized female flowers. I sure haven’t seen many bumblebees around and pretty sure the flowers need a pollinator besides the wind. On July 1, 2015 at 10:07 am Log in to Reply bayvistafarm says: Like Cassie said… male flowers come first. AND there is such a thing as a squash bee… maybe you don’t have any of those… but other pollinators work too of course. Have you tried pollinating them yourself?? See what happens? On July 1, 2015 at 10:13 am Log in to Reply Diane says: We have everything in the greenhouse and have to pollinate ourselves. I flick the tomatoes and use a stick or q-tip for the squash. On July 1, 2015 at 10:57 am Log in to Reply holstein woman says: If you take the male flower and put the stamen inside the female that will pollinate it and YES they need to be pollinated. You can break off the flower outside and use the stamen for several female flowers, if you have bee problems you may have to continue or until the bees find the plants. On July 1, 2015 at 1:26 pm Log in to Reply AnnieB says: Too much rain, not enough sun? On July 1, 2015 at 8:55 pm Log in to Reply The High Altitude Tea Duchess says: Can you ‘help them out’ a bit? Maybe get a feather and dust the females with pollen from the males? On July 3, 2015 at 9:09 am Log in to Reply kbryan says: I blame the lack of bees. . . On July 6, 2015 at 9:35 pm Log in to Reply BethAnn says: I had this one year and asked my farmer friends at the farmer’s market where I bought the wee zucchini plant what was up. Their response: If you have flowers and no zucchini, you have no bees. The flowers didn’t get pollinated. On July 16, 2015 at 1:12 am Add Your Thoughts Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.