Help!

GuyMcManSeptember 3, 2012

Hello everyone! I love your forum and it's been a big help this summer.

This is my first year growing and I am proud to say that I have 5 normal sized pumpkins fully orange. Everything was growing great until I noticed today that there appears to be raised bumps in the pumpkin flesh radiating out from the stem on 4 of them. These bumps are surrounded by slightly green pumpkin skin.

Very sad they aren't picture pefect, but for now I'm more worried about if this is a disease. I have not been able to diagnose on my own. Do any of you have any suggestions what this might be?

Next year I'm going to try for at least 1 big pumpkin, so for now I'm considering this effort "training".

Thanks!

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dan_nz_gardener

Thats just nature i believe, sometimes its not picture perfect, guarantee it will taste just as good though. Any slight imperfection in the skin will develop a scar as the pumpkin growns, thats what it looks like to me.

    Bookmark   September 4, 2012 at 5:01AM
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planatus(6)

If the bumps are raised and hard, it may be warting (typical of the species) or scarring from a physical injury. Either way, not a real problem. If the spots are soft and sunken you do have a problem, though, and will need to cook the pumpkins and store the flesh in the freezer.

    Bookmark   September 4, 2012 at 7:59AM
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