Tender, fresh, and ephemeral, squash blossoms (aka squash flowers, zucchini blossoms) bring bright color to your dishes. Their natural flavor is very mild, and they have a feathery, crisp and juicy texture. Because they’re often stuffed, squash blossoms must be harvested from zucchini plants at night or in the very early morning so their buds are still closed.
To ensure optimum freshness, all our squash blossoms are picked the same day they ship to you.
Note About Squash Blossom Availability:
Squash blossoms must be picked at night or in the very early morning while they are still closed (and thus form a natural vessel). They are extremely perishable as well as fragile, lasting only a few days off of the plant, and so must be handled very carefully and shipped the day they are picked.
Because of these factors, it is not only possible that the squash blossoms we receive for the day will be of inferior quality and we won’t be able to ship them, but also that we won’t know this until the shipping day you’ve selected. It isn’t really the farmers’ or pickers’ fault – they’re just a very finicky crop and quality can fluctuate. When ordering, please allow a window of a day or two after your preferred delivery date in case we have to hold your order until our usual top quality blossoms are available.