Watermelon Plants

Anthracnose Hit the Watermelons


contrinaocampo added on May 27, 2015 | Answered

Once anthracnose hit the watermelons, can you save and still have great yield with the spots on the melons? I had last year in new field, used field and some seeds. Now showing signs - can I come back if I treat aggressively?


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shelley
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on May 27, 2015

If anthracnose makes its way into the watermelon fruit, the fruit will most likely be deformed and will be susceptible to decay. Anthracnose diseased fruit would not be suitable for a commercial venture.

Here is an article that outlines some chemical strategies for dealing with anthracnose on watermelons:
http://www.clemson.edu/extension/hgic/pests/plant_pests/veg_fruit/hgic2206.html

Here is an article on watermelon disease control and anthracnose that will help you:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/watermelon/watermelon-disease-control.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/anthracnose-disease.htm

Here is an article that will give you many great preventative strategies for avoiding anthracnose in watermelon:
https://bit.ly/1BpQK90

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