Squash Plants

Buttercup Squash

Anonymous added on October 12, 2011 | Answered

My buttercup squash has tan growths on the skin. It seems like other years there have been a few, but this year they are covering 1/4 to 1/2 of the squash. They stick out 1/4 inch from the skin and look like a scab or wart. The fruit inside seems to be normal. Is it okay to eat? What causes this blemish?

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Answered on October 13, 2011

These is just scarring. If you had a windy year, the scarring will be more visible and deformed. It is perfectly safe to eat.

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