Zucchini Rotting on the Vine

July 31, 2013

Zucchini GrowingWhy are my fruit rotting when they get about 2 inches long and yes they are rotting from the flower. I can't understand it. In the past they have been fine. Any suggestions?


By Jack K


August 8, 20133 found this helpful
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Sounds like Blossom End rot. Your soil is lacking calcium. The easiest way is to add crushed egg shells to your soil around your plants. I actually grind my eggs shells in a coffee grinder before adding to my plants. It takes a while to work, but it works wonders.

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August 11, 2009

I would like to know why my zucchini plants look great with lots of flowers and fruit but when the zucchini get about 3-4 inches they start to rot or go soft?


August 16, 2008

My problem is with my zucchini, I grow it in containers on my sun deck where I have had great success with tomatoes in the past so I thought I would try some zucchini this year along with the tomatoes.


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June 18, 2009

Why do my Zucchini rot after the blossom drops off? They never get to picking size?

Hardiness Zone: 7b

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Will this work for Zucchini Rot? Di calcium. 18.5 % min phosphorus 24% max calcium 20% calcium. 0.185 % max fluorine

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June 18, 2009

I have had poor success with growing Zucchini plants that produce zucchini. There are ants in blossoms and many stems that do not produce Zucchini.


May 30, 2007

If flowers appear but you don't get much fruit, it's probably due to a lack of pollination. This sometimes happens if bee activity is low in your area or you've had a stretch of cooler weather.

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