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Beginner Vegetables: Chiote squash is not fruiting and wonder why?

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Jersey Village, TX

October 14, 2012
12:33 PM

Post #9304866

I planted a chiyote Squash last April and it has grown but it is still not fruiting? Somewhere I read that it takes 150 days but I still see no flower. Should I wait more? Is Houston a good climate and is it possible that the soil pH may hinder the flowering? What are things I can do to improve the chances of flowering and fruiting?
Orlando, FL

October 15, 2012
10:11 AM

Post #9305975

I was told not to over fertilize them. They also need a good amount of water.


SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

October 16, 2012
9:09 AM

Post #9307022

I'm from Louisiana, and was always told you need a male and a female merliton plant to do their thing...

Houston should be an excellent area to grow them in.

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