Zucchini Plants

Male Flowers


Anonymous added on June 13, 2011 | Answered

I had a couple of zucchini mature. All the flowers are males, no female. I have a large garden and now the plants are dying, but still putting out some flowers (male). What can I do to get females and lots of fruit like all the pictures I see?


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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on June 14, 2011

This is a normal process. Early in the growing season squash plants tend to produce more male blossoms than female blossoms. Since there are no female blossoms for the male plant to pollinate, the male blossoms simply fall off the vine. Your squash vine will eventually produce a more even mix of female and male blossoms. The male blossoms will still fall off the vine but the female blossoms will grow into squash. Be patient.

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