Mold growth on market vegetables presents a problem to the store-keeper. Fungi detract from a display of produce and in turn reduce the sale of such produce; and reduction in sales results in loss of the produce. All produce is susceptible to mold growth, some more than others. Studies of molds in local markets have been made by Fisher and Lentz. Fisher confined his work to the disease of fruits found in the markets at Evanston, Illinois; and Lentz studied molds on both fruits and vegetables in the Indianapolis markets. Lents' studies included molds found on produce from the Indianapolis Producers Market and other markets, or wholesale outlets where the produce was offered for sale only to retail markets. Final grading by the commission houses assures the retailer better produce and may also eliminate some of the molds.