Powdery mildew on pumpkin leaves?

gardenandlearn(SoCal 10b)July 15, 2014

I came outside today to see these ghostly white patches on my pumpkin leaves. This is a Connecticut Field pumpkin plant and I'm not sure if this is powdery mildew or a regular leaf pattern common in this variety.

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Steve349

Not sure, check the back of the leaf also. Does it look fuzzy??

    Bookmark   July 20, 2014 at 9:10AM
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gardenandlearn(SoCal 10b)

Nevermind thank you for your help but I think it's just a pattern of the leaves because all of the new leaves after this just naturally have this pattern.

    Bookmark   July 25, 2014 at 7:38PM
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theforgottenone1013(MI zone 5b/6a)

Yeah, this is just natural silvering of the leaves.

Rodney

    Bookmark   July 28, 2014 at 2:01PM
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gardenandlearn(SoCal 10b)

Yeah, I wonder what makes pumpkin plants mottle their leaves like this? Maybe aphids or other plant harming insects think it resembles a moth or something harmful to them.

    Bookmark   July 29, 2014 at 1:20AM
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