Losing Blossoms From Squash Plants - Knowledgebase Question

Pottstown, PA
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Question by thomasstrod
June 17, 2001
My squash blossoms seem to be dropping off. It appears something may be biting them off, because they don't seem to be just dropping off, and there is a loss of stem. We have tried insecticide powder, and mothballs in case it is rabbits, but we are clueless what to do.

Answer from NGA
June 17, 2001
Usually, the first ten or so blossoms are male and they do fall off; they appear first to ensure pollen is available. Once there is a female blossoms it should stay on.

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