What is wrong with this squash? - Knowledgebase Question

Liverpool, NY
Question by jtspatil
August 30, 2017
The squash as it starts growing becomes yellow, what is the problem and how to avoid it?
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sir , right from the start the bud becomes yellow the flower not even open so cant pollinate.out of so many one or two grows full.kindly give me the solution so i can have lot of veges.thank you sir.

Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
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A comment from ctcarol
August 30, 2017
Looks like it wasn't pollinated.

Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
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A comment from DaisyI
August 30, 2017
I would agree with that assessment. You can hand pollinate if you have male and female flowers blooming at the same time.

Use a small soft paintbrush, go out early and dab the male flowers and then the female flowers.

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