Zucchini Fruits With Holes. Help Solve The Mystery
I tried posting this yesterday and I can't find the post today so, I'm trying again.
I live in Hawaii and I'm growing Zucchini in my containers. The plants themselves have looked better, I've got some yellowing on the leaves and some are turning brown. I think I can correct this.
What I can't figure out is the cause of my fruit being eaten. I don't know what my enemy is so I don't know how to engage him. This is the third fruit that has grown to about six inches, then developed two tiny holes towards the end of the fruit, turned yellow, gotten soft and then I pulled them from the vine to investigate.
I'm attaching a photo of the inside of the fruit with little worm like larvae having a feast.
The reason I mention Hawaii is that I don't think it's the dreaded SVB as I see no other evidence on the vine. I do have small ants hanging out but not many after I provided them a cornmeal snack.
I've got new blossoms on the vine right now and I would love for them to develop into a zucchini that I can throw on the grill or make some bread out of. Please help stop whatever pest is getting to my zuchs before I do
Thanks for your help.