Squash Plants

Squash Turning Black


Anonymous added on April 4, 2011 | Answered

Last year all my squash, zuchinni, watermelon, and cantaloupe plants looked great and bloomed well, but when the fruit was about an inch to two inches long, it turned black and died. What am I doing wrong, and what can I do about it this year to prevent?


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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on April 5, 2011

It is either a pollination problem or a calcium deficiency. This article will explain more:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/zucchini/zucchini-fruit-fall-off-the-plant-before-they-are-full-grown.htm

Since it affected several plant, 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

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