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Under Stem Cut Made 24-hours After Initial Cut (F: 1832.5 Graham 20 x M: 2365 Wolf 21 (from Ron Wallace))

The concept is to provide a stress relief to reduce the zippering effect of the split continuing on the pumpkin where it could enter the cavity and become fatal. It may not seem like making a split bigger would help, but it did relive some stress almost immediately. The knife used to make the split has a thin blade and the width of the cut area is already larger. However, in better news, the split on the actual pumpkin has slowed at the same time.

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