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LJ

South Dakota

http://www.bigpumpkins.com/Diary/DiaryViewOne.asp?eid=305901
Take a look what the inside of the neck of a pumpkin I culled. Looks to be a root looking thing inside the center of the stem. What is this and is normal?

7/15/2019 1:54:43 PM

cojoe

Colorado

Its part of normal pumpkin stem anatomy-dont know what it is,what its called,why its there

7/16/2019 4:01:40 PM

baitman

Central Illinois

looks like a seed has sprouted here is a photo http://www.bigpumpkins.com/Diary/DiaryViewOne.asp?eid=306062

7/18/2019 8:09:42 AM

cojoe

Colorado

Looks like some alien life force-or giant pumpkin tapeworm

7/18/2019 1:19:18 PM

LJ

South Dakota

That's what I thought, like a seed sprouted and root growing out down the neck.

7/18/2019 5:24:13 PM

Dustin

Morgantown, WV

I believe it is an extension of the germ tube which elongates when fertilization happens. I could be wrong, but to me, it is what comes out of the ovary to signal to the plant that pollination has occurred.

7/18/2019 7:50:49 PM

Dustin

Morgantown, WV

Even if I am wrong on this one, it isn't a negative thing and you shouldn't worry. You'll know a blown up stem when you unfortunately see your first one ;)

7/18/2019 7:52:22 PM

Smallmouth (Team Ozark)

Missouri

I see them often on early culls. Never knew what it was.

7/18/2019 8:57:50 PM

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