Chrid
Chrid
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Asked on Jul 13, 2018

I have zucchini flowers but the plant dries up and I never get the pro

Rowgop (Pam)OceeB

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  • OceeB
    on Jul 13, 2018

    Hi,
    I too had this problem one season and I have been unable to have another garden since due to logistics. I researched and found a couple of reasons/ideas and this one had me scratching my head
    - Blossom end rot most commonly affects tomatoes and squash but can also occur on peppers and watermelons. This problem is not a disease and does not spread from one plant to another. Instead, it is classified as a physiological disorder and is caused by a lack of calcium in the developing fruit.
    - Hopefully this is your problem... Squash plants are monoecious, meaning that they have both male and female blossoms growing on the same plant. The female blossoms are the only ones that will eventually produce fruit. Early in the growing season, squash plants tend to produce more male blossoms than female blossoms. Since there are no female blossoms for the male plant to pollinate, the male blossoms simply fall off the vine. Your squash vine will produce more blossoms very shortly and these blossoms will be a more even mix of female and male blossoms. The male blossoms will still fall off the vine but the female blossoms will grow into lovely squash.

    Read more at Gardening Know How: Squash Blossoms Falling Off Vine https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/squash/squash-blossoms-falling-off-vine.htm
  • Rowgop (Pam)
    on Jul 13, 2018

    This website tells you the reasons why I'm having the same issue with my plants this year too http://homeguides.sfgate.com/zucchini-flowers-but-not-produce-26167.html

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