[Market-farming] Squash problem in hoop
etienne at lejardinduvillage.ca
Wed Jun 11 12:17:49 EDT 2014
Parthenon, a parthenocarpic green zucchini, might be a solution for you
guys. The seeds are 4x the price of other hybrid, though. It did work
fine for me last season in a hoophouse. Zucchini all season long from a
single planting, with practically no reject.
On 14-06-11 11:08 AM, Richard Robinson wrote:
> I would guess pollination. 8" is a little long, in my experience, for that, but I don't know Zephyr. I've seen that commonly at 3-6".
> I've had poor luck with unassisted pollination of zucchini in my hoop houses, despite their being next to the open sides. I'll be trying to help things along this year.
> Richard Robinson
> Hopestill Farm
> On 6/11/2014 at 11:05:57 AM, Ron McElwain wrote:
>> Just checking to see if I know what is going on or if I have a bigger problem
>> than I think.
>> I have Zephyr squash in the hoop. The ends of the fruit are rotting off when
>> the fruit is about 4-8" long. The fruit are also mostly skinny. My guess is
>> a pollination problem. Am I correct or do I have a bigger problem?
>> Ron McElwain
>> NW Missouri - Zone 5
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