Zucchini - Knowledgebase Question

La Puente, CA
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Question by Sharedue
February 16, 2000
The zucchini gets about 3 to 4 inches long, and then rots at the blossom end. It's happened for the last two years. What can be done?

Answer from NGA
February 16, 2000
It could be that the female blossoms weren't pollinated. This sometimes happens early in the season, before the male blossoms appear. It can also happen during cool spells when pollinators are less active. If you use row covers to protect your crops,be sure to remove row covers when the squash bloom to give entry to pollinators.

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