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Q.Is It Safe To Eat Butternut Squash After The Plant Has Developed Powdery Mildew?

Zone 50701 | Anonymous added on September 22, 2022 | Answered

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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Answered on October 1, 2022

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.



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