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Q.what causes squash to rot fall off when small?

Anonymous added on June 17, 2015 | Answered

My squash, that is mounded as usual but in the same bed as last yr with compost amendment, begins with 3 to 4″ fruit, then begins to rot shrivel up, then falls off. Is that a nutrient problem, like not enough potassium, or is it due to too much moisture? (we’ve had a rainy 30 days-over 20″)

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Answered on June 18, 2015

It sounds like you are having pollination issues. When the flowers are not properly pollinated, the plant will reject the fruit while they are just a few inches long. You may need to hand pollinate. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/squash/squash-fruit-falling-off-the-plant.htm

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