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why do some of my corgettes have fruit on and others only have a stalk and a flower?

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I'm guessing that you are noticing the difference between male flowers and female flowers? The male have a stalk the goes straight into the back of the flower. The female flowers (that develop into fruit) have the stalk which expands just behind the flower to form a potential fruit if fertilised by a male flower. Better if the male flower (pollen) comes from another plant rather than the same one.

27 Jun, 2010

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