Squash Plants

Squash Blossom Drop Off

Anonymous added on July 24, 2011 | Answered

We have zucchini and yellow squash that are not bearing fruit. The blossom opens up, closes, and then drops off with absolutely no fruit. It has been exceptionally hot here in northeastern Ohio. Should the heat and not enough or too much watering be a factor? Should I follow the procedures for Blossom End Rot?

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Answered on July 25, 2011

This is typical behavior for a squash plant. They will produce mostly male (non-fruiting) blossoms early in the season and will gradually start to produce more female blossoms as the season progresses. Give it some time and you will see it start fruiting.

If you are seeing fruit but they are falling off, this article will help:

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