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Old July 23, 2019   #5
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Originally Posted by brownrexx View Post
I believe that the cucumber beetles probably visited your plants and that you just did not see them. They are small and fast and do not hang around for long on the plants. When they bite the plants, bacterial wilt is also injected into the plants along with their saliva.

If your plants grew to 7" and then wilted I would bet that you were visited by cucumber beetles.

I am also in PA and I can't grow cukes unless I grow a resistant variety called county fair. It is the only variety that consistently gives me cucumbers. The plants do eventually get Bacterial wilt but not until late in the season when I am tired of cukes anyway.
Yea, looks like you guys were right, because it only got worse. I picked what was on them and pulled the infected vines. Already ordered County Fair for next year and also Marketmore 76. Thought I heard it was resistant too. It was my munchers that got sick, not my Eurekas
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