Squash...to eat or not to eat??

Discussion in 'Fruit and Vegetable Gardening' started by Heather Rowat, Aug 31, 2020.

  1. Heather Rowat

    Heather Rowat New Member

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    15988998742398922852972835090100.jpg 15989000006313133159158933827847.jpg 15989000874728639225907052813652.jpg Hello,

    I'm looking for some help from anyone who may have encountered this before. The fruit that is growing on my acorn squash plant (don't remember the exact variety) is coming out very different. Check the picture below.

    I am wondering if this is the result of a mosaic virus, and if it is....can i still eat it?

    This is my first time growing squash and I battled cucumber beetles, squash bugs and powdery mildew...I used all organic products. I didn't think that I had gotten a mosaic virus, but then my fruit have started growing odd. Help please.
  2. wcutler

    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    This looks more like Chayote (Sechium edule) to me, but the blossom end (away from the stem) looks different, so maybe it's not. Are there any prickles?

    I really know nothing about this, would definitely wait for someone knowledgeable to chime in, but I did find a page that says that fruits from plants with mosaic virus are safe to eat.
    Mosaic Virus on Squash | Nebraska Extension
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