squash plant for squash blossoms.....

katyajini(z6 NYC)June 4, 2009

I have just developed a taste for squash blossoms...they are just so delicious and you need so many of them. I want to plant a few squash plants just for the blossoms. Can any one suggest one or more varieties that produce a lot of large male flowers? Are there significant differences in flavor or texture between flowers of different squashes? And if these are uncommon seeds where would I order them?

Thanks very much!


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I had the same question last year but for different reasons. Anyway I tracked down a variety of zucchini called 'butter blossom'. It was bred for flowers so I think it would be a good variety to start with if you can find it. No one seems to carry it anymore, but maybe someone is saving seeds and has some to spare. I would gladly give you seeds if I had some to spare. Last year I was given a few, but I wasn't able to save pure seeds. I still have a few more seeds I really want to maintain this variety. I think there are other varieties grown for blossoms but I don't know them off the top of my head. Wish I could be of more help. Also last year I remember noticing that the butternut "Burpee's butterbush" had amazingly large male flowers. I never ate any but boy were they big compared to all the other squash I grew.

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