Virus resistant non-GMO squash?

jay58April 10, 2013

Hi,

I've never asked a question here but have read and learned from these forums, but now my squash are being attacked and I need advice please.

There's something affecting all my squash, winter and summer. It's this yellow spotting and leaf-curl and it's killing all of them. All are heirloom varieties - I don't think they are resistant.

Questions:

Can any one tell me about or link me to a seed seller that has non-gmo (I assume I need hybrids) virus resistant squash varieties/seeds? Or some names of a squash type that I can search for and buy?

What's the odds my tomatoes will be attacked by this thing too?

Thanks so much,

Lee G.

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Edymnion(7a)

There is no such thing as any GMO plant that the general public can buy.

None.

Let me say that again, there are no GMO food plants you can buy. Anyone that makes a point of saying their line is GMO free is basically scamming you to try and make some extra money by scaring you with straw men.

    Bookmark   April 14, 2013 at 7:40PM
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farmerdill

Concur. The major virus for squash is Mosaic virus. While there are squash that will tolerate it, none are resistant. It does not fit your description. I expect that you have an insect problem, probably cucumber beetles which vector bacterial wilt. Get your Ag extension agent to identify the problem and the look for appropriate varieties. You can probably find an OP that meets your needs. Hybrids are better at production and resistance to some dreaded diseases like mildew. GMO's are the modern boogey man, but none are available to home gardeners.

    Bookmark   April 15, 2013 at 8:03PM
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Edymnion(7a)

"GMO's are the modern boogey man"

And are about as dangerous, but that's a different thread.

    Bookmark   April 17, 2013 at 4:45PM
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