Sunscald damage to fruit can occur when exposed to sunlight as a result of loss of leaves. The potential for this to happen increases substantially in the fall because leaves have died and heavy dews common in the fall can exacerbate the problem. Pumpkin and winter squash fruit are especially prone to sunscald. Affected fruit are seen every year on Long Island in fall.
New photo gallery: Sunscald of Pumpkin and Winter Squash
December 14, 2016 By Leave a Comment