What is on this leaf?

binkalette(Minnesota)August 10, 2009

I have no idea what kind of gourd this is.. It came in a packet of 'Mixed Decorative Gourds', but this one leaf has some white stuff on it.. I can touch it and it doesn't rub off or feel any different than the rest of the leaf.. it's dry, and this is the only leaf effected. What is it? Mildew?

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I have that on my pumpkin patch, I have 3 vines and only one has that white film like residue, however it only occurs after it passes a piece of wood (which does have fungi on it). This doesn't answer your question, but I want the answer too.

    Bookmark   August 10, 2009 at 9:59PM
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iam3killerbs(7 NC Sandhills)

Many varieties of squash have a natural silver mottling. It can be quite attractive.

Both my Giant Argonaut butternuts and my Wautaga Pie Pumpkins have that patterning. Its common among zucchini varieties as well.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2009 at 10:57AM
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But it's only on this one leaf? Is that normal too?

    Bookmark   August 11, 2009 at 4:29PM
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I don't know why either butI have seen it too. Usually, very healthy vines do have some leaves like that. Eventually it should disapear. I woul not worry about it as long as it is not mildew and the leaves are healthy.


    Bookmark   August 11, 2009 at 9:41PM
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