I discovered the secret of pumpkin blossom

I have loved eating pumpkin since I was a child. So Grandpa planted a row of pumpkins in the small yard behind my house.

Every day I go to the place where I plant pumpkins in the yard to look left and right, hoping to produce big and sweet pumpkins as soon as possible. A few days later, tender green seedlings came out. The seedlings are coming out! I water the pumpkin seedlings every day and fertilize them every few days. Soon the pumpkin seedlings grew bigger and bigger, growing large green leaves and long melons and vines. Many days later, green melon leaves spread all over the ground, and golden pumpkin flowers bloomed in the green leaves, attracting many little bees to dance around the flowers. How lovely!

As the flowers fade away, I slowly find that some flowers bear melons and some flowers don't bear melons. I took a question mark to ask Grandpa. Unexpectedly, Grandpa said calmly, "if you observe carefully, you will find the secret of pumpkin flowering!" and grandpa walked away with a smile. My heart is full of question marks! In the next few days, I watched the pumpkin flowers more carefully.

Later, I discovered the secret. It turned out that pumpkin flowers can be divided into two shapes. One flower type produces results, and the other flower type produces no results. What the hell is going on? I found on the Internet that pumpkin flowers are monoecious and solitary. Male flower corolla lobes large, apex long and pointed; Female flower calyx lobes leaflike; Stigmas three, swollen, bifid. Petiole ca. 30 cm long. Receptacle green, pentagonal bell. The flower stalk, receptacle and corolla can be eaten. According to Singapore nutritionists, eating pumpkin flowers can also effectively improve IQ.

Oh, it turns out that only female flowers bear melons, but male flowers don't. If female flowers don't get enough water, they can't bear melons. In this way, I finally opened the secret of pumpkin flowering. I cheered loudly! Grandpa heard it and praised me as a good child who is good at observing and thinking.

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