Rain-Damaged Zucchini - Knowledgebase Question

Ligonier, PA
Question by gseremet
June 21, 2000
A very heavy rain has broken almost all of the blossoms from my zucchini plants-- will new flowers grow?


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Answer from NGA
June 21, 2000

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It's early enough in the growing season that your plants should recover and produce new flowers. Zucchini fruits grow fairly quickly in warm weather with ample water, so I suspect you'll have a bumper crop throughout July and August. If you want to prevent this problem in the future, you can construct a frame around the plants and cover the frame with fabric row cover to break the force of the rain.

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