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What are the Red Spots
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 ... what are the red spots on the rhubarb leaves? ... is it okay to harvest the stalks? ...


Question: 

My rhubarb seems to be doing well, except for some red dots on the leaves ... what are the red dots?

The stalks seem fine.

I wanted to know if it is alright to harvest the stalks.

Answer:

The red spots on the leaves of the rhubarb plant are a leaf spot, most likely caused by a fungus. 

Depending on the type of fungus, it does not usually affect the quality of the stalks, but rather is an aesthetic problem for the leaves.

For more information:  Rhubarb Diseases

YES, by all means I would harvest the rhubarb if the stalks do not show signs of fungus ... and ENJOY!


Red Spots on Rhubarb Leaves /FoliageRed spots on rhubarb leaves are usually caused by a fungus






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