Mold on My Cucurbits!

Adam Hainer anhainer at
Mon Jul 29 13:04:24 EDT 2002

I have also just found this problem on a significant percentage of my summer
squash. I haven't gotten to check the winter and am crossing my fingers that
i'm not going to lose them. What can i do? No one has responded to the
previous inquiry and i'm rather worried.

Up-Upstate NY,

adam hainer

-----Original Message-----
From: Goodaim at [mailto:Goodaim at]
Sent: Thursday, July 25, 2002 6:05 PM
To: Market Farming
Subject: [market-farming] Mold on My Cucurbits!

 Can anyone give us some info on a problem we just noticed today on some of
our zucchini and winter squash. The plants seem to be infected with a mold
that looks like gray down, which starts at the blossom and proceeds to grow
down the entire fruit, eventually engulfing the entire fruit in grayish
mold. We are new to growing in this area of southeastern pennsylvania and
have never seen anything like this before. Could anyway tell us what is
causing this and if there is anything we can do to stop it?
One more cucurbit question - I have noticed this in watermelons. In a
concentrated area, the leaves are shriveling & curling up, and on the
undersides are numerous brown dry eggs, with very tiny lime green bugs
the eggs. I have removed the leaves with these problems. Does anyone know
what it is that is causing this and any reccommended actions?
Thank you.

John Good and Aimee Kocis
Charlestown Cooperative Farm
goodaim at

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