Mold on green beans for hot water bath canning

Asked September 27, 2018, 1:31 PM EDT

Hi some of the green beans I have for canning into dilly beans are stuck together with a white fluffy looking mold , I threw them out ,washed the rest of the beans well. Is it OK to can them into dilly beans ,in a water bath? The brine will be the same one I use to make dill pickles. With vinegar. Should I process the jars longer?

Dickinson County Michigan canning

1 Response

I will direct you to asking a gardening expert to help you to identify what the mold/mildew is on your plants to assure that they are safe to eat. Here is a link on plants with downy mildew, but I'm not sure if that is what you are describing: https://hort.uwex.edu/articles/powdery-mildew-vegetables/
Green beans can be safely water bath canned as long as they are being pickled such as in dilly beans. You need to follow a tested recipe & follow the processing instructions. Here are a couple of links for recipes for dilly beans:
https://nchfp.uga.edu/how/can_06/dilled_beans.html
https://www.freshpreserving.com/dilly-beans---waterbath-canning-br2224.html