Mold on My Cucurbits!

Willie McKemie mckemie at
Mon Jul 29 12:13:33 EDT 2002

On Mon, Jul 29, 2002 at 01:04:24PM -0400, Adam Hainer wrote:
> 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,
>  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
> hairy
> 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?

Are ya'll having a wetter than normal summer up there in NY and PA?  
Heavy dews EVERY morning?  I see those symptoms occasionally down here 
in Texas, but it never amounts to much.  Unless the weather is 
persistently wet, in which case EVERYTHING gets ruined.

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