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problem with zucchini developing

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teresa mathis ca
(mtmathis1@mchsi.com) on
Fri, Jul 22, 05 at 13:56

I have two plants of zucchini planted side by side with 4' in between. One is producing fruit although the fruit has one inch at blossom end that is skinny, then it grows out normal. However, the other plant seems to get fruit started but when it is 3 inches or so, it turns yellow and stops growing. I have also other squash plants that do not seem to have a problem, including one zucchini italiano largo about 6' away that is producing like crazy.


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RE: problem with zucchini developing

Teresa,

My guess would be that your zucchini is affected by blossom end rot (BER). It's caused by a calcium deficiency.

MM


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RE: problem with zucchini developing

  • Posted by jean001 z8aPortland, OR (My Page) on
    Sun, Jul 24, 05 at 0:32

BER is less likely than lack of pollination.

So, go out every monring and move pollen from the male flower to the sticky peg in the female. I use a small artist's brush.


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