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Zone northhamptonshire england | janconway added on August 20, 2016 | Answered

The skin of some of my butternut squashes has turned brown, in ring patterns. The fruits are still very firm. What has caused this, and what should I do in future to stop it, please?

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Answered on August 21, 2016

This could be black rot, also known as gummy stem blight. This disease affects both the fruit and stems/leaves Anthracnose is another possibility. Both are common diseases in some regions.

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