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Posted by rsa52 8b-9a (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 17, 13 at 12:41

this is the first time i have ever grown watermelons. the plants are growing and setting fruit like crazy....but on at least 6 of the fruit on the blossom end they are turning black and rotting up the entire length of fruit. they are being watered regularly. any thoughts?

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RE: watermelon

Are the elevated off the ground? Do they have grubs?

RE: watermelon

This is common for some of the early fruits and usually indicates pollination problems. You got bees?

RE: watermelon

Blossom end rot calcium problem you need lime soil, Calcium spray just before fruit set works. On Tomatoes works as well.

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