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Baby squash dying before flower opens for pollination

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This year, and also last year, my squash plants produce many male flowers. Small squash will start with a budding female flower. Before the female flower has a chance to open up, the bud and squash turn brown and fall off the plant (about an 1 inch long). Other than that the squash plant is growing marvelously. Help!


Posted by: Ann (1 point) Ann
Posted: July 9, 2016


Dr. Ravishankar Narayana commented,
Some images will be helpful.
about 4 years ago.



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See image. The squash is about an inch long. I have a couple that are in this stage. I have about 10 that are about 3/4 inch long and still look good. The flowers on them haven't even begun to open to be pollinated so I don't think that it could be a lack of bees for pollination. I also have been trying to keep the water off of the squash when watering the plants.


Posted by: Ann (1 point) Ann
Posted: August 7, 2016




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