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butternut squash

Posted by Carolyn56 ohio (My Page) on
Thu, Sep 8, 11 at 19:07

I recently harvested 8 butternut squash. I washed and dried them and put them in a cool pantry. Checked on them the other day and clear sticky liquid was oozing from the stems. Does anyone know what this is?

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RE: butternut squash

  • Posted by vgkg 7-Va Tidewater (My Page) on
    Fri, Jan 11, 13 at 17:45

Did they last long for you? (he asks 4 months later ;). If the ooze was from the tip of the stem it probably was ok. If it was from the base of the stem then perhaps a borer pest? Did they "cure" in the field? sounds like it ok. When I grew and harvested butternuts I washed them in <5% bleach solution before storing.

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