Female Squash flowers not opening

Asked June 6, 2013, 4:41 PM EDT

I am growing 2 kinds of Squash. Both had no problem early in the season. Male and female flowers open in the morning and are pollinated by me or insects and produced fruit. Lately the female flowers stay tightly closed and does not set fruit as a result of not being pollinated. It is very hot in South Texas (75 lows to 96 F high) most days, it is also very dry, however, I irrigate the plants regularly.

San Patricio County Texas

1 Response

Your probably need an answer for this one sooner rather than later and I can't get anyone in Texas to respond. Go ahead and call your local county extension office and they should be able to help you.