Video: Squash Blossoms

comments (0) July 10th, 2008

Pin It

thumbs up 26 users recommend

Video Length: 1:16
Produced by: Danielle Sherry; Edited by: Cari Delahanty

Squash plants have both male and female blossoms. The male blossoms don't produce squash, but they do serve to pollinate the female blossoms, and they're also great for cooking. Female blossoms are easy to identify-just look for a tiny squash at the base of each blossom.

In this video, Farmer Joe Smith, from Smith's Acres in Niantic, Conn., demonstrates how to tell the difference between male and female blossoms. 

Check out these delicious squash blossom recipes:

Stewed Squash Blossoms
Golden Squash Blossom Crema
Crusty Griddle-Baked Quesadillas

posted in: squash, flowers, squash blossoms