Compact Zucchini blossoms - Knowledgebase Question

Monterey, CA
Question by shelwatson
July 11, 2007
I planted two of these plants (I grew from seeds) in 5 gal pots on my patio. Both plants are small and compact, but are sending forth a plethora of male flowers. Do the female flowers follow, or are these plants trying to tell me something?
Please advise.

Answer from NGA
July 11, 2007


Let me stop laughing before I answer your question. Okay, I've regained my composure. It's perfectly normal and natural for your zucchini plants to produce male flowers at first; female flowers will follow as the vines grow longer. Zucchini are such prolific producers that you'll have all the squash you can eat in a few short weeks. In the meantime, enjoy the attractive flowers.

Best wishes with your garden!

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