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Brown mushy spots on my bell peppers. picture added

Ray Cover


Joined: Apr 11, 2012
Posts: 132
Location: Missouri
Hey all,

I am getting brown soft spots on my bell peppers way before they are ripe. It looks they are starting to rot on the vine so to speak but they aren't even ripe yet.

Any clue whats going on?

Ray
Tyler Ludens
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Could it be sunburn?

http://urbanext.illinois.edu/vegproblems/sunburn.html


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Ray Cover


Joined: Apr 11, 2012
Posts: 132
Location: Missouri
That sure looks like what I have Tyler. These plants have grown in this bed the whole time. I would think they would be used to the sun. Is there anything I can do about it? I pulled the affected fruit off already to prevent any chance of spread or other problems. Would more water help?

Alex Ames


Joined: Feb 24, 2012
Posts: 351
    
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Google: Anthracnose Fruit Rot of Pepper Plants and see if that is it.
Ray Cover


Joined: Apr 11, 2012
Posts: 132
Location: Missouri
Here is a pic of one of the affected peppers and the plant it came off of. The leaves on the plant look healthy to me. The only thing that I can find on the plant that might be a sign of something suspect is the dark coloring at the forks where the branches and fruit sprout off but every pepper plant I have ever grown has had that coloring in the forks.

I don't know guys. To me it seems to look more like the sunburn than the fungus rot but I'm not sure. Do the pictures help ID the problem?


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Alex Ames


Joined: Feb 24, 2012
Posts: 351
    
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I agree it looks more like the pictures of sunburn.
Jeffrey Hodgins


Joined: Nov 14, 2011
Posts: 166
Location: Yucatan Puebla Ontario BC
It looks like a bacterial infection, common on pepers. try spraying garlic water on them


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