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Q.Bottle gourd female buds all dropping after blooming, and the suggestion to hand pollinate is not possible because it has a high

Zone Hyderabad- 500090 | Murthy added on March 12, 2019 | Answered

trellis. And somebody suggested the dropping is because of fruit fly. Even a fruit trap didn’t work. So, solution?
Hand pollination is not possible and on suggestion, I applied boron and used fruit fly traps without success. What should be done to arrest fruit dropping?

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Answered on March 13, 2019

You could spray the vine with sugar water to attract bees. This may get you some pollination!

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