Ask a Question forum: Please help - squash feels soft like rot at the stem end. What's the cause?

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Melbourne, Australia [AU zone
Feb 16, 2018 6:14 AM CST
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It looks like it's ripening but I don't think so because the skin feels soft just like it water underneath.
I don't know how to describe but if anyone knows why please let me know
Thank you very much!
Name: Sally
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Feb 16, 2018 8:01 AM CST
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Name: Daisy I
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Feb 16, 2018 11:35 AM CST
My first thought was blossom end rot. The article Sally posted is an excellent one.
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Melbourne, Australia [AU zone
Feb 25, 2018 1:22 AM CST
Thank you guys and sorry for the late reply.

Strangely though, the rest of the fruits still do well - except the leaves. I've been frustrated with a sort of disease that occurred to these squash leaves for the past 3 weeks (it all came and spread within 1 week - no damage to the fruit though)
if you've been through this before and know what it is - would be much appreciated if you can let me know

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Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
Feb 25, 2018 7:25 PM CST
Some kind of blight !
Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.

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