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Q.Small Rust Colored Spots On Pickling Cucumbers

Zone 04730 | JoenDeb added on August 15, 2020 | Answered

We have a lot of small to med sized cucumbers we can pickle but we have found most have small rust colored spots all over the skin. We do not know what it is and are not sure if they are safe for pickling because of this.

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Answered on August 17, 2020

It sounds like fungal rust, though I cannot confirm this as your photos did not come through.

They are safe to consume, since plant pathogens are not transferable to humans.

You will want to treat with a fungicide. Here is an article that will help:


Here is an article that will help you with cucumber care:


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