What attacked my pepper?

Gator99July 19, 2014

I am a novice gardener. This is my first season. I think a bird attacked my pepper (there were no bugs inside the pepper). Any thoughts? Tips on prevention also are appreciated.

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carolb_w_fl(zone 9/10)

Caterpillars will do that - esp. 'fruit worms' or army worms - also a bird may peck & break the skin & pill bugs, slugs snails will finish it offâ¦.

    Bookmark   July 19, 2014 at 11:19AM
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writersblock

Yes, I'd go out at night with a flashlight and look to see if you can find the culprit.

    Bookmark   July 19, 2014 at 12:12PM
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tomncath(St Pete Z10a Heat 10)

Could be sunscald too, it is really hot now and if you've not had rain or enough cloud cover for a few days that can happen here.

Tom

    Bookmark   July 19, 2014 at 6:06PM
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lynnmarie0123(9)

this is all good to know. I am growing my very first bell pepper plant and want to avoid any pests! thank you.....

    Bookmark   July 21, 2014 at 3:16PM
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Gator99

Thanks for the responses. In general, I have found peppers easy to grow, although this summer has been a challenge. Spring was almost effortless. I didn't have many bugs or other pests and no diseases.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2014 at 9:03PM
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tomncath(St Pete Z10a Heat 10)

Sorry, I just could not resist, even if we are a few months shy of Halloween ;-)

Tom

    Bookmark   July 22, 2014 at 7:49PM
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writersblock

That's hilarious, Tom!

    Bookmark   July 23, 2014 at 1:50PM
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tomncath(St Pete Z10a Heat 10)

That's hilarious, Tom!

The minute I saw the first picture I thought of the one I posted, but tried to resist posting it. I'm weak, I admit it :-( :-)

    Bookmark   July 24, 2014 at 12:16PM
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