A friend of mine asked me how to tell the difference between a male and a female zucchini flower. Now my friend is a beer guzzlin, gun totin, redneck; so I’m adding some pictures to help her out! (Muah! You know I love you P!)
So if you are interested in learning the differences between a male and female zucchini flowers, click below to see more.
|Here is a male flower.
The stem is slender and long extending 4-6 inches from the base of the plant.
Near the base to the right of center is a new sprouting female.
|Here is a female flower closed for the afternoon,
but in the morning she will be “opening it’s legs” to be pollinated.
|Here is a female not quite ready to bloom yet.
The stem is also the ovary and it extends about 2 inches from the base of the plant
and is approx a s thick as a child’s finger.
Hope that helps anyone out there who, like me, is learning about Urban Vegetable Gardening for the first time.