Can someone tell me why my courgette plants have flowers, but dont seem to be producing any courgettes?


  • scrogginscroggin Posts: 2,049

    Its really early in the year for courgettes to be in flower, mine are still a couple of weeks off being planted out and then I would'nt expect any fruit until late June, early July. The first flush of flowers is often male so wont bear fruit and if the weather is still cold pollination can be a bit hit and miss.

  • philippa smith2philippa smith2 Posts: 6,092 seem somewhat early if your Courgettes are forming flowers now......if your plants are healthy, I wouldn't worry..............not all the flowers will produce often get plenty of flowers first ,,,,,,,,,,,,then you get the ones which will form fruitimageimage

  • Orchid LadyOrchid Lady Posts: 5,800
    Is it courgettes where you have to remove the male flowers or is that cucumbers, I know I've read it somewhere this week but can't remember which way round it was!!
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,092

    Cucumbers, you remove the male flowers.

    Courgettes can be hand pollinated if necessary, for example in a polytunnel.

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • Orchid LadyOrchid Lady Posts: 5,800

    Ah yes, they are the ones where I need to pick the flower off and take it the lady flower to play and make baby courgettes imageimage

  • PAULA1970PAULA1970 Posts: 29

    Many Thanks for your replies


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