Zucchini Plants

Why do my zucchini sometimes weep water after picked?

Zone 19 | Debi.h added on September 9, 2012 | Answered

Why so my zucchini sometimes weep water after they are picked?

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Answered on September 23, 2012

It is just the water in the plant coming out. Plants have a vascular system like animals do. Instead of blood, their system flows with nutrient and sugar rich water. When you pick the fruit, you are wounding the plant, so in a well watered plant, you can expect some "bleeding" or weeping from both the wound on the plant and the wound on the fruit.

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