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by cookinmom on June 28, 2006 02:13 PM
I've never grown cantaloupe before, but my vines are now about 3 feet long. I have lots of flowers, and have seen a good bit of bee activity, so I was puzzled as to why I still don't have fruit. I have looked and looked at the flowers, knowing they have male and female, and for the life of me I could not see a difference. So I figured I must be looking at them wrong. Then I found this site:
http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/veggies/muskmelon1.html which says the first flowers are all male!!! No wonder! So I figured I would share the info, in case anyone besides me was wondering what the heck they were doing wrong! [flower]

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by Danno on June 28, 2006 02:30 PM
hi val! I too am first year gardener, and was kinda wondering too why i didnt have any melons growing yet. But now i have 3 cantaloupes growing THEYRE SO CUTE !!! [Smile] Theyre the size of a gum-ball. Cant wait to dig into em, i LOVE muskmellon. I was afraid due to my colder weather that we wouldnt have any bees around so i took it upon myself to hand pollinate them.

Good luck with this years crop!
by cookinmom on June 28, 2006 02:52 PM
Thanks Danno! Good luck to yours too!

I am considering hand pollinating. That's why I was looking for some female flowers. Hopefully I'll have some soon. I can't wait!!!

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by EvelynsFlowerbaby on June 28, 2006 02:54 PM
Thanx for the info I was wondering why I'm not seeing any fruit I guess now I know.

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by Mitzi on June 28, 2006 10:33 PM
No worries...I recently posted regarding a similar problem of seeing both male and female flowers on my watermelon plants with no fruit. Basically, I realized that I just needed to let "nature take its course." I now have several little baby golf ball sized watermelon. I am watching for babies on my cantaloupe plants as well...
by johnCT on June 29, 2006 12:52 AM
Yup, most curcurbits start putting out all male flowers first.

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by Danno on June 30, 2006 01:18 PM
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Originally posted by johnCT:
Yup, most curcurbits start putting out all male flowers first.
THE WAY IT SHOULD BE!!!!

(this is me running away from my computer now cuz all you women are going to attack it with virus's! LOL!!!!)
by Deborah L. on June 30, 2006 01:52 PM
Not only that, but tomato viruses too !!! [Big Grin]

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by Amigatec on June 30, 2006 02:04 PM
Here is my baby Cantaloupe:

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And here is my baby Watermelon:
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by johnCT on July 01, 2006 01:13 AM
Lookin good Pat.

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by cookinmom on July 01, 2006 09:06 AM
Yeah, baby fruit! What we like to see!
They're very cute.
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by cookinmom on July 07, 2006 03:50 AM
Update -- I have two baby cantaloupes now! Yeah!
The bees are still doing their thing, so there might even be more coming. They're growing in a container, so I don't know how big they'll get, but "personal size" would even be OK with me!
[grin] [flower] [grin]

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by Tonya on July 07, 2006 05:18 AM
I got a very late start with mine...I just have baby plants! [Big Grin]
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by cookinmom on July 08, 2006 02:11 PM
Hey, ya gotta start somewhere!
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by Tonya on July 08, 2006 02:52 PM
Last year these same seeds brought me some good fruit, so...let's hope I am not too late...

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by Amigatec on July 09, 2006 07:12 AM
Thw way I did this year was buy a melon from the store and saved the seeds. I did see some baby melons a few weeks ago, but I have so many weeds it is hard to find them now.

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by loz on July 09, 2006 07:19 AM
I'd totally forgot I planted a few cantaloupes.....I was just down looking at them and they have flowers! [grin] [clappy]

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