Bug?

Asked April 22, 2017, 4:20 PM EDT

Bought sugar snap peas and they have tiny bumps with something dark inside on outside of pea pod. Do you know what this is? Also some white patches. I had eaten some before I noticed it on them. Thank you, Deb

Calhoun County Michigan vegetable gardening

2 Responses

Sugar snap peas like many vegetables can be susceptible to many maladies (insects, diseases, cultural, environmental). From your description, the bumps and black spots could indicate Mycosphaerella pinodes (link: pods spots) a fungal disease. The white patches could indicate powdery mildew. Without a picture it is difficult to say.

I hope this helps,

Thank you, will take precautions next tie, hope I do not get sick!