Need help, small white holes in my chili leaves

jmlekoFebruary 19, 2014

I noticed these on all 5 of my plants that a grew from seeds. Any ideas??

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jmleko

Here is another picture

    Bookmark   February 19, 2014 at 9:37PM
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missingtheobvious(Blue Ridge 7a)

Flea beetle damage?

    Bookmark   February 19, 2014 at 9:43PM
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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

Random distribution suggests mechanical damage.

    Bookmark   February 19, 2014 at 10:48PM
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jmleko

What is mechanical damage?

    Bookmark   February 19, 2014 at 10:51PM
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thepodpiper

jean, please do tell?

    Bookmark   February 20, 2014 at 12:07AM
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woohooman

In case she doesn't come back, I believe she means something like wind, hail, humans, sand, etc. Something that isn't biological like pests or chemical like herbicide.

She's a smart bird though. She knows her stuff.

Kevin

    Bookmark   February 20, 2014 at 12:41AM
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jmleko

Ok, thanks for the clarification, Kevin... We haven't had any wind or hail here, I'm in Central Florida. I grew these plants from seeds, I have two more still in pots inside my screen room that are twice the size and perfect shape.

    Bookmark   February 20, 2014 at 7:32AM
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jmleko

Another bit of info, a these these are on every leaf of all 6 plants except my 1 year old jalapeños.

    Bookmark   February 20, 2014 at 8:05AM
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woohooman

Hmm... paint maybe? Can you scratch or wipe them off or are they actual blemishes. Bird poop splatter?

The fact that you have perfect plants indoors of the same seed stock leads me to believe it may be physical/mechanical also.

Is it on any of the new growth?

Kevin

    Bookmark   February 20, 2014 at 11:49AM
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jmleko

Those white spots are dead, it's not anything that can be wiped off... Idk, hopefully they survive.

    Bookmark   February 20, 2014 at 8:34PM
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seysonn(8a WA/HZ 1)

Those spots look like some kind of chemical burns.
Have you spayed them with something other than plain water ?

    Bookmark   February 20, 2014 at 9:35PM
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jmleko

They may have gotten over spray from fruit citrus fertilizer, the kind you apply to foliage of tree, I don't use anything else.. Unless.... my lawn company did a weed spray and got them with a mist?

    Bookmark   February 21, 2014 at 5:07PM
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woohooman

Happens all the time.

Kevin

    Bookmark   February 21, 2014 at 6:25PM
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esox07 (4b)

I would go with the weed killer theory. I don't think it will affect them too much though. I think they will be fine.
Bruce

    Bookmark   February 21, 2014 at 7:20PM
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thepodpiper

This is what happened to my plants when they got a taste of 2,4-d which is in roundup vegetation killer. Looks to me as if the plants above caught a mist of something.



    Bookmark   February 21, 2014 at 11:47PM
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