Zucchini is technically a fruit, if we consider it a vegetable because the seed-bearing fruit develops from the ovary of the female flower. Male flowers carry pollen that fertilizes the flower ovary what to zucchini development and growth – and a summer full of fresh zucchini dishes, stuffed and grilled zucchini and of course, zucchini bread. If suddenly drop your zucchini flowers from the plant, it may be a problem. If it is, the solution takes some time and effort.
Zucchini develop financial statements and male flowers open before the female flowers, so pollen for fruit development is already fully developed and available before female flowers open. After male pollen solve them shrink and fall. Early in the season, often only male flowers open – then fall – make fall all the plant flowers, but that is no sign of a problem. As you evolve zucchini plant, female flowers will soon begin opening, and develop both sexes flower and bloom all summer.
When female squash blossoms fall from your plants, this is because they were not pollinated, receive or were not pollinated well enough – and without pollination, the fruit or zucchini can not develop. The system then does this flower, saving his energy for the next flower and potential dividends. There are a number of reasons for the poor pollination of rainy weather, the bees home and high humidity, the pollen clumping caused a temporary shortage of male flowers holds. But if the problem of a shortage of honey bees and native bees, pollinators, natural garden, you can eliminate them.
The use and overuse of pesticides and herbicides in gardens and yards can be a major factor in the alarming disappearance of the two domesticated honeybees and native bees may be required for pollination. Cut back to promote the use of chemicals as much as possible, and create habitat for wildlife, which is your garden – grow – including your zucchini. Butterflies, moths, other insects and hummingbirds are also important pollinators. Habitat protection devices with a variety of trees, shrubs and flowering plants can be, little piles of green waste, sticks and even bald patches of soil to support native bees. Provide water and grow nectar-rich flowers hummingbirds, butterflies, moths and bees to attract all.
If you are working on an urban roof garden or else find themselves in an area where pollinators are rare, you can pollinate by hand. Hand pollination also assures that your are self-pollinated zucchini. Pumpkins, pumpkins and other plants in the squash family can easily pollinate squash, with unpredictable results. Pollinate your own plants by plucking a male anthers and brush them. Against the female flower stigma Use a fine brush for this process, if you prefer.