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Q.worms in zucchini fruit

Zone 28704 | Anonymous added on July 27, 2020 | Answered

On August 23, Anonymous asked about worms inside their zucchini fruit. You referred them to a writing about squash vine borers here: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/squash/squash-pests-identifying-and-preventing-squash-vine-borer.htm

I have the same issue, but the plants themselves appear to be perfectly healthy. The worms are ONLY IN THE FRUIT. Is this the squash vine borer? The pictures of the larvae I’ve found look different than the little maggot like creatures in my zucchini.

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Answered on July 29, 2020

It will be very difficult to say what it is eating your squash without seeing it. If it looks different than the squash vine borer than it is probably something else. Maggots can infect zucchini fruit as well.

I would treat the plants with an insecticide.


This article will give you more information on growing zucchini: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/zucchini/growing-zucchini.htm

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