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Asked by: Ross Coleman
From: Adelaide Hills
Date: April 4, 2017
What would cause mature new season pumpkins to have hard fibrous flesh that is inedible even when cooked?
The fibrous tissue is part of the phloem tissue that turns woody to support the vascular structure, sometimes phloem is blocked by Callose (polysaccharide blocking sieve plate of phloem tissue that occurs more in cold) and this increases the pressure