white holes in squash meat

nancybeetoo(wOR USDAz8)December 23, 2010

Hello squash enthusiasts,

One of my squash varieties (discus) has funny looking white pithy holes in the flesh. Where they are close to the skin the squash is molding.

Can anyone help identify it?

Thanks so much,


Here is a link that might be useful: squash with white pithy holes in the meat

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mrs.b_in_wy(5a WY)

Well! That is interesting. I saw something similar on a couple Jarrahdales that weren't quite mature and got nipped by the frost. Yours doesn't look exactly the same as mine did, though. I sure hope someone can chime in with some ideas.

    Bookmark   December 23, 2010 at 10:04PM
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I don't want to gross you out too much, but I had a problem with squash vine borers boring into the squash fruits this year.

Not that that's what you have! But that's the first thing I thought of.

Except, my bored fruits soon rotted and got squishy, so it was easy to tell which ones were compost fodder and which ones were good.

    Bookmark   December 28, 2010 at 5:50PM
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catherinet(5 IN)

I baked my Waltham butternut squash in the oven and then pureed it for freezing. I found tiny round creamy little white dots on the seed cavity of one of them. Did you see any of those?
There wasn't any kind of disease anywhere on the squash, so I went ahead and used it. Then I got to wondering if it was some sort of worm or something that turns into a white little ball when heated? Yuk. Oh well. I don't know which quart it is in the freezer, so I guess we'll just eat it!

    Bookmark   January 11, 2011 at 6:04PM
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