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Squash Small and Falls Off

My squash has fruit but it gets about 3 inches long and about the size of my finger, then it rots and falls off. What could be wrong? Fruit otherwise looks good. Thanks.


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#1 Comment By Nikki On 05/30/2011 @ 11:23 am

Generally, this is due to poor pollination. Squash will produce fruits even if no pollination has occurred, but they will only grow 1-2 inches and then die. This can easily be corrected by growing bright-colored flowers (like marigolds or zinnias) close by to entice bees to the area. You could also hand pollinate them. Here’s an article that may be helpful: [1]


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