Hi. Is it safe to eat beetroot leaves with Cercospora leaf spot?

Asked May 30, 2014, 6:28 PM EDT

Hi. Is it safe to eat beetroot leaves with Cercospora leaf spot?

Outside United States

1 Response

I've found no evidence that beet leaves with Cercospora Leaf Spot (caused by the fungus Cercospora beticola) will cause problems when ingested. Might not have a good texture or taste-but I didn't find any research on that either!

Not sure where you're located but here is some good general information on management so hopefully you won't have the same issue next year: http://www.longislandhort.cornell.edu/vegpath/photos/cercospora_beet.html

Good Luck & Happy Gardening!