Watermelon Plants
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My Problem Is on Watermelons

Zone MISSOURI | catbalou added on June 11, 2012 | Answered

I had 3 watermelons on my plant that were as big as your thumbnail. Now there are 2 gone and one is black as the ace of spades. What happened?

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Nikki
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Answered on June 12, 2012

It is either a pollination problem or a calcium deficiency. I would guess it is likely a pollination problem. This article will help with that:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/beneficial/insect-pollination-process.htm

If you see immature fruit falling off or shriveling, you may need to hand pollinate. This article will help with that: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/melons/hand-pollinating-melons.htm

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