Rosemary Needles Mottled And Pale - Are They Edible

Question From: R. Shields - NEW JERSEY
Q: I have a large rosemary plant that had what I believe a white fly infestation this past August. The needles look mottled and a bit paler than usual. They are gone now, so can I still use the rosemary in my cooking?


Sounds like spider mite to me Rose. I would wash it, but it is still edible. It might not be as strong so you may need to use more. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy.