pumpkin flowers are edible
I have read with interest where a lot of new pumpkin growers are asking why there are many male flowers and hardly any female flowers. The male flowers normally bloom at a diferent time from the female flowers. This is to discourage self pollination,( Kind of like incest)
Well make use of the male flowers. They can be eaten. Cut out all the male flowers with about 2 inches of its stem, cut the young leaves and shoots too. Remove the stamen from the flower. Heat two spoonful of oil in a frying pan or wok. Throw in two teaspoonful of chopped garlic. Before the garlic turns brown add a dash of salt or a tiny bit of Knorrs chicken stock cubes. Throw in the leaves and young shoots..stir fry for about a minute then add in the flowers. Fry for about 20 seconds and turn off fire. Makes a delicious dish to be eaten with rice.