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07-19-2009, 10:33 PM
I just found out that the squash blossoms that are growing in my garden from the zucchini are edible.
What do you do with them? I can't wait to try them, but it's a bit itimidating. I'm not sure how I know they are ready to pull off. Will it hurt to pull them off my growing zuchinni? Does it stunt the growth of the zuchhini?
07-20-2009, 02:39 AM
If it's a full blossom, you are ready to go. Just stuff the blossoms with pesto made from basil or rocket or watercress or sage or stuff wth walnut "meat" (recipes on this site - search with the banana), then dehydrate at 115 degrees until tender.
Have fun, and let us know how it works out. Don't forget the pics as well - if possible
07-20-2009, 03:02 AM
From the Blossom, comes the Squash and any you pick off now will only enhance your Crop.
07-20-2009, 03:11 PM
Stuff with your favorite cashew cheese and drizzle with pesto and dehydrate until warm.They are also good stuffed with cheese and your favorite mole sauce.
07-20-2009, 03:20 PM
Apparently there are "Male" and Female" blossoms. The female are attached to the squash and the male are not. From what I've read it said not to pick too many males because this is how you get more fruit. It also said if you premeturely pick the females it does stop the growing (not sure if this is true - i need to do some more reading).
Unfortunately I don't have a dehydrator yet. Wonder what it will tast like off the vine, lol. There was a beautiful huge open female blossom this morning that was really bright orange.
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