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Is this blossom end rot?

Posted by din333 none (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 14, 14 at 12:29


I have been growing squash this summer and quite a few squash have ended up looking like this one in the picture. They barely get started before they turn brown. I live in Vancouver, which has very similar weather to the Pacific Northwest (rainy, cool) but the past couple of weeks have been really sunny. Is this blossom end rot? Is there anything I can do to get some squash off of these plants this summer?

Thanks for your help.

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RE: Is this blossom end rot?

  • Posted by glib 5.5 (My Page) on
    Mon, Jul 14, 14 at 13:26

no, that is lack of pollination. Use a small paint brush to pollinate them yourself. first dip into the males, then the females.

RE: Is this blossom end rot?

Thanks for the advice! That sounds a lot easier to fix than BSE.

RE: Is this blossom end rot?

  • Posted by djkj 9b (My Page) on
    Thu, Jul 17, 14 at 13:30

Yup, lack of pollination. Fortunately its easy to do it correctly. See the video guide.

Here is a link that might be useful: Hand pollinating zucchini

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