The zucchini have started to flower, but there is something a little curious: two of our zucchini plants have double headed flowers.
The male zucchini start flowering earlier than female ones, so we don’t have female flowers open yet. Those “twin” flowers are only male flowers so far. I was a bit worried as this has never happened to us before.
Then, today, I found one of the marigolds which is also double headed.
The zucchini plants with the double headed male flowers also have normal (single) male flowers. It may not be a big issue, but I want to know why it could happen.
This year we started sowing in April, but at the end of May we had a sudden drop in temperature and a frost, and after that we had a lot of ups and downs, so that may be the reason.
Since zucchini’s flowers are edible, we can enjoy male flowers anyway. I added them to our salad the other day. The flowers were sweet and delicious and the salad looked uplifting with the extra yellow colour.
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