Baby Green Zucchini with Flower
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The slender green and crisp baby zucchini supports the delicate flower. Both are quite mild in flavor and can be eaten raw or cooked.
California zucchini with flower can be found year-round in the Southern region. However, peak season is the summer months beginning in May.
The farmers at Life's a Choke inject water into each squash stem to ensure the livelihood and longevity of the squash flower. The flowers are still moist and full of life when received from the market, proving their superior quality over an average squash blossom. Squash have separate male and female flowers. The stigma can be seen on the female flower, while the male flower supplies the pollen grains.
Stuff, saute, or fried, squash blossoms are becoming a West Coast favorite and mainstay.
Although originating in the Americas, squash are now grown in most countries.