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Q.Is It Safe To Eat Avocados From A Tree With Root Rot And Have Peziza Badia Fungi Growing On The Mulch Around The Base Of The Tree?

Zone Yorba Linda, CA | Anonymous added on January 16, 2022 | Answered

We transferred a grafted, potted avocado tree that was thriving to our garden. The soil conditions were too wet and I believe the tree got root rot. We have been trying to save it by mixing gypsum, aerating the soil and adding mulch. Now the tree is doing better, budding leaves and actually blooming flowers. But, with recent rains and wind, now there is peziza badia mushrooms popping up all around the mulch which we plan to kill with fertilizer (see pic). If I eventually get avocados, will they be safe to eat? Your thoughts and recommendations are greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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Answered on January 18, 2022

I think it will be fine to eat the avocados. They will be the next generation after the root rot, and the mushrooms shouldn't harm the tree or the fruit.


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