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F1 male courgette flowers

jampot says:

Hi all

Do you remove the male flowers on a F1 courgette plant.

The courgettes are F1 Patriot.

Many Thanks

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,589

    No you need the male flowers to pollinate the female flowers , otherwise you will not get adequate pollination and the fruit will usually drop off.

  • jampotjampot Posts: 8

    Thx figitbones, thought the female flowers were self pollinating on F1s

    will leave male flowers on.

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,589

    No, F1 all female cucumber occasionally throw up a male which should be removed.

    F1 Courgettes  Patriot are bred to cope with the British climate.image.

  • jampotjampot Posts: 8

    many thanks fidgitbones

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