« back to current blog

Zucchini flowers or courgette flowers?

Whether you call it a zucchini flower or a courgette flower, this flower is a delicacy lightly battered and deep fried, tempura-style. But have you ever felt sorry for the poor vegetable that will never come to fruit if you pluck this flower and eat it? I always wondered how stands at farmers’ markets managed to sell these blooms, when if they just waited a little while they could sell a big beautiful juicy zuccini / courgette instead. Well, I recently found out how they do it. Fact is, if you pluck the flower close to its base, the fruit still develops on the stem behind the place that it once was. So you can eat the flowers and then harvest the zucchini / courgettes later in the season. Of course!


Please let us know what you think by leaving a comment...

Like this page? Please link to us and let the world know!

2 responses to “Zucchini flowers or courgette flowers?”

Leave a comment

*
To prove you're a person (not a spam script), type the security word shown in the picture. Click on the picture to hear an audio file of the word.
Click to hear an audio file of the anti-spam word

^ back to top


© 2014 OrganicFoodee.com All Rights Reserved. Website by: Get Lucas