Answer: The ones with berries are female. The "all-male" cultivars such as 'Jersey Giant' will occasionally produce a female plant. As long as you have mostly male plants, you should see good yeilds. The number of stalks produced by each crown depends on the number of buds and the general health of the crown. Small, spindly stalks indicate that the crown was not hearty and healthy to begin with, or suffered from transplant/transport shock. If you're not satisfied with the performance of some of the plants, write us again, and we'll forward your message to Burpee customer service. Enjoy!
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