Hand Zucchini Pollination

Asked August 31, 2017, 3:07 PM EDT

What is the proper way to hand pollinate zucchini flowers.

Baltimore Maryland

1 Response

The Missouri Botanical Garden has a very nice step-by-step illustration of how to hand pollinate squash. http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/gardens-gardening/your-garden/help-for-the-home-gardener/advi...

You can use a paint brush or Q-tip swab to collect some pollen from the male flowers and touch it to the stigma on the female flowers. Here also is a video that shows this process.