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    Is there anything that can be done this year.?

    I'm pollinating but when the fruits get 4-6" long the tips start to rot

    Ive read about ph and calcium but can those be corrected in the near term or how?

    my plants are Very leafy can I thin some leaves to send more energy to the fruits and increase circulation or would this be destructive?

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    Usually a sign of the bloom not getting pollenated.
    Calcium might help.

    I lost a few early from no pollen, but since have had lots of male blooms with good pollen.
    I pollenate around 10am every day.
    Mine are having a banner year with the dry warm weather.

    I have never thinned the leaves.
    Getting enough water ?

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    Could be calcium deficiency, or fungus infection...

    Googling "squash blossom end rot" will get you everything you want to know.
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