Plants with mildew

Asked July 8, 2019, 2:11 PM EDT

Is the fruit from a plant with Mildew on the leaves safe to eat

Josephine County Oregon

1 Response

The fungi that cause powdery mildew are not harmful to humans but it is not recommended to eat leaves with powdery mildew. If the fruits have any of the mildew wash them well. Below is a link to an article from California State that discusses life cycle and control of the fungus.

"Pests in Gardens and Landscapes: Quick Tips Powdery Mildew"
http://ipm.ucanr.edu/QT/powderymildewcard.html