Q.Is It Safe To Eat Butternut Squash After The Plant Has Developed Powdery Mildew?
I have huge sprawling plants full of squash but the leaves are infected, but wondering if it is safe to eat.
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The disease doesn't directly affect the fruit so it should be safe to eat. However, it can cause premature ripening and diminished fruit quality. The extension article below says diseased fruit is generally safe to consume, unless it is moldy or rotten.