can i eat potatoes with blight

brendan oshea asked 16 years ago

hi gerry my maincrop potatoes have devoloped blight despite 2 sprays of dithanei have first noticed them about 3 weeks agocan i eat them?funnily enough my earlies seem ok so far despite being quite near them

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 6 years ago
Two sprays would not be enough to protect potatoes from blight in a wet summer. Blight on the leaves does not matter for eating.

If it gets on the tubers later on, the tubers will be brown inside when cut and inedible. Different varieties have different levels of susceptiblity and earlies often escape.