I have several Burpee Big Max plants. This my second year growing these. My problem this year is that early on I had 5 to 7 good looking fruit from golf ball size to softball size and thought things were going good. They looked healthy and were a nice yellow color. In short order these all turned white and rotted away. Subsequent fruit have done the same thing.
The plants and leaves are all healthy green and large. I even hand polinated some of these fruit and I know there are plenty of bees around.
I know fruit will shrivel and die if not pollinated but how big will they get before they die. I figured I was beyond that stage with these fruit.
We had a very wet early summer here. Could this have had something to do with it or is there some disease going on.
I did not have this problem last year. I water daily and fertilize weekly with a Miracle Grow foilage feeder.
Dick, Andover, MA