Growing Zucchini, also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash

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03 Aug 21 Robert Perkins (Australia - tropical climate)
We have some healthy looking Zucchini Plants growing but unfortunately they are only producing female flowers. Not much good for fertilization. Can anyone give me a reason or solution to this problem ?
16 Oct 21 Jennifer S (Australia - temperate climate)
Be patient! The female flowers appear later in the season. I always plant 3-4 zucchini so that I have an abundance of flowers for pollination (which I do myself.)
06 Aug 21 (Australia - tropical climate)
I have had the same problem - all male flowers nearly - 3 different plantings - reason I have no idea.
22 Mar 22 Suzanne Irene (Australia - tropical climate)
Cucurbits produce lots of low energy male flowers for the first few weeks until a pollinator presence (bees usually) is established. Then, the females are produced. This is the pressure of natural selection. The ones that produce the most offspring dominate the gene pool. In this case later female flowering.

Cucurbits produce lots of low energy male flowers for the first few weeks until a pollinator presence (bees usually) is established. Then, the females are produced. This is the pressure of natural selection. The ones that produce the most offspring dominate the gene pool. In this case later female flowering.

- Suzanne Irene

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