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Question by  dsnbaby (42)

Why do my summer squash rot on one end?


Answer by  karenkay (343)

Summer squash tend to rot from the bottom of the vegetable. You can easily cut the rotten part of the squash off and eat the rest without affecting the flavor.


Answer by  Gus17 (8)

Wetrot on the blossom end is common to summer squash, while there are many other causes such as Anthracnose (usually occurs in storage)and Black Rot(usually occurs in the field). Disease free seeds, crop rotation, good drainage, proper use of fungicides and sanitary storage are recommended to cure the problem..


Answer by  claudia (249)

The summer squash usually rots only on one end. it is the end where the fruit is attached to the squash plant. By removing the fruit during harvest you expose the end that was attached which is softer than the other end and will therefore more likely to start rotting like other vine growing fruits.


Answer by  caylascreations78 (489)

If squash is anything like other vine vegetables, it rots quicker towards the end where it came off the vine.

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