Posted by Donovan on April 09, 2002 at 09:18:50:
In Reply to: What causes pumkins to rot early?? posted by David on November 21, 2001 at 10:16:24:
Of course answering this question almost a half year later may be ridiculous, however, I may have an answer.
Was the summer of 2001 particularly hot and dry? Hot, with too much rain? If it's not an air born fungus or virus it may just be the weather.
Rotting pumpkins is a big problem for growers south of the Mason-Dixon Line, where "Polar Fronts" never make an appearance during the summer.