Pistils browning too soon

My plants are only 3 1/2 weeks old and pistils are turning brown. I have been doing everything the same as my previous grows and had no issues. Any idea why this may be? Also is it possible to tell the sex yet?image|375x500

Still need a week or two before you know if its male or female.

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@mcspaddi.
Can you get a clear close up of the circled areas ?
Looks off a bit.


Maybe something there but not sure. :v:

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I see no sex yet. I also do not see browm pistols. Not sure what im after here. Baked though🤷‍♂️

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Brown pistils (or any pistils) would indicate female but I’m not seeing any yet

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It’s not pistils turning brown, in your 2nd pic, it’s the stipules that are turning brown.

Your top pic looks like a boy.

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yeah what he said, pistols are the hairs that come from the lady parts, the ovum. The hairs are what the pollen grains will attach to. When successful pollination occurs the pistols shrivel up and the lady part swells as a seed grows inside. When the seed is ripe and the bud is done, very often the sack splits open and the seed becomes partially visible or even falls to the ground.

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New pics of the Sequoia Strawberry. 5 weeks old on Thursday, still having trouble telling sex. Could use a few more eyes.:man_shrugging: