Monday, May 7, 2012

How to tell the difference between male and female squash blossoms.

 Male Squash Blossoms or Female Squash Blossoms

The difference between male and female squash blossoms are determined at the base of the blossom.  Female squash blossoms have a fruit at the bottom and the blossom is usually at the center of the plant.  At the base of the flower there will be a small green fruit where the flower joins the stem when you see it you know it is a female blossom. If pollinated this small fruit will become a squash. Male squash blossoms bloom first and are on the outer part of the plant.  They are usually on long thin stems.  The mail blossoms are the blossoms that are good to eat.

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