Zucchini Plants
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Zucchini blossoms getting a black mold

Zone Maryland, usa | Anonymous added on August 18, 2016 | Answered

After the blossom has bloomed, they close up and have a fuzzy black mold. I have removed the blossoms. Do I need to spray them? I have yet to have any fruit. I even tried to self pollinate them using a q-tip. Help me please.

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on August 18, 2016

It does appear to be a moldy fungus on the flowers.
This is likely due to damp conditions in the garden.

Neem Oil would be a good treatment. It is safe for people, pets and bees.

Here are a few links for you.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/zucchini/solutions-for-common-problems-growing-zucchini.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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