Fungal spots on malabar spinach (Basella Alba)

Asked June 8, 2016, 2:48 PM EDT

Hi, I grow malabar spinach in my farm and very often I see many fungal spots (red rimmed or white rimmed) on leaves. Are such leaves ok to be eaten as such or we should not consume them. Also please suggest organic methods to control this fungal infection on the plant.

Outside United States

2 Responses

Yes, the leaves are safe to eat since plant pathogenic fungi or bacteria do not harm animals such as man. If you want to reduce the disease in which case I believe to be a fungal disease organism but not sure, I would use the organic fungicides such as Regalia and copper based organic products.

Many thanks for your prompt response and now I can eat it comfortably without worry.