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Milberger's Nursery and Landscaping
3920 North Loop 1604 E.
San Antonio, TX 78247

Open 9 to 6 Mon. through Sat.
and 10 to 5 on Sun.

Three exits east of 281, inside of 1604
Next to the Diamond Shamrock station
Please click map for more detailed map and driving directions.

Question: In addition to other things, I'm raising some black beauty (zucchini) squash in my garden this year. Production has been prolific, but today I noticed something unusual. One of my plants had two squash that were quite large, and at the tip of the fruits each of them had a huge flower that showed no sign of falling off like they normally do. When I pulled the petals back, it's as if the end of squash is turned inside out. It's pale green and lumpy, and seeds are sticking out in all directions. There are also yellow, fluffy ball-like structures that at first looked like they were covered with pollen, but now I wonder if they are some kind of fungus.

Answer: It looks like a mutated squash --- I would go ahead and sell the property as soon as possible!!!!!!! Seriously, weird things happen in the world of plants. Virus sometimes cause strange growths. Thanks for sharing it with us.