Butternut squash and seedless watermelon production questions


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Hello,

I have two butternut squash plants that have one large squash on each plant. The bigger of the two plants has a much smaller fruit that has begun to grow as well. I read that these plants typically only produce 2-3 fruit per plant. Should I be pinching off any extra flowers and fruit to let the two grow? Should I allow more fruits to grow on the plant with only one fruit so far?

Same goes with my seedless watermelons. The plants have about 4 small (marble sized) melons on each vine with a total of 3 vines per plant. Should I let them grow to a certain size then pinch off the smallest? How many fruits per vine should I allow to grow?
 
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That is interesting to me about the butternut squash. I have heard of people punching off pumpkin blooms to get a bigger pumpkin so I suppose it does make sense! I'm sorry I couldn't be more help.
 
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Update; one of the plants that had the smaller squash starting developed a black rot on the fruit and it died. This is the fifth or sixth time that a second smaller squash has started very well, then rotted and died.

I am confused as the two larger squash seem to be doing just fine...
 

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