Zucchini Plants

Do Zucchini Grow Under the Dirt or on Plant


Anonymous added on August 12, 2011 | Answered

I have a zucchini plant in large pot. The blossoms so far fall off. No sight of any zucchini. Do they grow on the plant or under dirt?


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Nikki
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Answered on August 13, 2011

They grow on the plant. This is typical behavior for curbit plants (squash, cucumber, melon). They will produce mostly male (non-fruiting) blossoms early in the season and will gradually start to produce more female blossoms as the season progresses. Give it some time and you will see it start fruiting. Here is how to tell a male from a female blossom:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/squash/female-male-squash-blossoms.htm

If you are seeing fruit but they are falling off, it is a pollination issue and these articles will help:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/squash/squash-fruit-falling-off-the-plant.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/squash/pollinate-squash-by-hand.htm

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