Mint Plants

Can I Still Eat the Mint With Rust on the Leaves?

Anonymous added on August 9, 2016 | Answered

My mint leaves are covered with rust spots. I wonder if it is still safe to eat or use for tea. It has been very hot and dry this summer with temperatures in the 90's since spring. Nights are cool in the 50's and 60's. The mint gets lots of water.

Share this Question:
Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Check here if you would like to receive notifications every time this question is answered.
You are subscribed to receive notifications whenever this question is answered.
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on August 11, 2016

Unfortunately the leaves with rust may not be safe to eat, and they probably won't taste very good. Some plant-infesting fungi produce toxins that can also harm humans, so I would not take the risk.

Was this answer useful?
Looking for more?
Here are more questions about Mint Plants

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.