Courgette how to identify male and female flowers

Courgette flowers male and female
Male and female courgette flowers

 

 

 Courgette flowers. Male pollen and female stigma

The female has a miniature courgette fruit at its base of the flower whereas the male doesn’t.

The flowers have been cut to expose the male pollen and female stigma.

 In rainy weather, the courgettes can fail to form due to a lack of insects needed to pollinate the female flower.

You can dab the pollen from the male flower on to the stigma of the female flower. The flowers have been cut open to expose the male pollen and the female stigma. The female flower will need to be open to be pollinated. This photograph is of an immature female flower which has not opened yet.

Photography Neil Bromhall www.complete-gardens.co.uk

2 Responses to Courgette how to identify male and female flowers

  1. Flowers says:

    Thanks for sharing the information on male and female courgette. You seems to possess vast knowledge of flowers that is appreciated.

  2. lacy says:

    how do i get male plants all mine turn female?

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