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Q: What causes squash to mold before maturing?

Aug 17, 2009 -

What causes newly forming squash to mold and rot on the plant before maturing?

Valerie Says:
Aug 17th, 2009 at 5:44 pm

It is likely the case that the squash has not been pollinated completely. These squash will shrivel turn colors and rot. If you don’t have enough pollinators in your hard you might have to start hand pollinating them.

nbailey44 Says:
Aug 17th, 2009 at 9:09 pm

Thank you Valerie. If anyone has any other ideas please share them.

AWright Says:
Aug 18th, 2009 at 4:49 am

I find that sometimes squash shed the early fruit when pollinators are sparse saving strength for the later fruit on a more mature vine when pollinators are more plentiful. Also excessive moisture dampness and over-watering will cause this.

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