Pumpkin Plants

Pumpkins Are Covered in Black Mold

Anonymous added on September 22, 2011 | Answered

I have several very small pumpkins that are covered in black fuzzy mold. What causes this and what can I do to prevent it?

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Answered on September 23, 2011

It sounds like it has a form of sooty mold, which is a side effect of a pest infestation. I would treat the plant with neem oil. This will take care of both the sooty mold and any pests on the plant. This article has more information on neem: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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