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Subject:  Female at 5 ft on Main - should I take it off?

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Penryn CA

I have a female starting at about 5ft on the main vine, should I take it off ? It seems like most growers try to get the female at 10-12 feet out on the main vine.

6/8/2019 7:53:42 PM

North Shore Boyz

Mill Bay, British Columbia

Yes, take it off, 5 feet is too close and not enough secondaries behind to allow a big enough plant to push the fruit. There will be more further out.

6/9/2019 12:30:57 AM



I second that. Youve got time ro get a much bigger plant and still get one pollinated in late june. Depends on your goals and square footage for plant.World records have been grown 9 feet out.If your trying to compete 12ft.+ out is considered ideal.

6/9/2019 12:10:06 PM


Penryn CA

Appreciate the response. Not sure why both of the pumpkins I planted started a female 5 ft on the main vines. First year grower so I value your input.

6/10/2019 2:41:05 AM

Engel's Great Pumpkins and Carvings

Menomonie, WI (mail@gr8pumpkin.net)

They sometimes throw fruit early if stressed

6/10/2019 1:37:12 PM

Porkchop(team sLamMer)

Mohawk valley ny

great advice but as a side note, as a new grower, ya might wanna leave it just to observe it....see how it develops/how many days it takes to open/see what it looks like inside...then pluck it....ya know ?....a little practice for when you get one in target range?....exciting...I remember my first...good luck

6/10/2019 1:42:58 PM

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