Black on pepper stems (pictures

precioushoney(5b)June 4, 2010

Hi everyone. I have a few pepper plants that are developing some black on the stems. It just started in the last day or so.

Any ideas? They are the cubanelles if i remember right.

Thanks in advance

Precious

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moffetts

That's normal. I actually went out and looked at my plants, and all of the plants that are more than a foot tall have the black areas.

    Bookmark   June 4, 2010 at 6:29PM
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precioushoney(5b)

Okay I wasnt sure since its my first year growing peppers.

Thanks for the quick reply!

Precious

    Bookmark   June 4, 2010 at 8:11PM
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ajijoe(6)

yes the black is natural to many species but
you look like you may have aphids!

a little ivory dish soap some sesame oil and water in a spray bottle should solve the problem

hope this helps and i hope im wrong!! thanks your friend Joe

    Bookmark   June 5, 2010 at 9:31PM
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precioushoney(5b)

Hmmm where are you seeing Aphids?

    Bookmark   June 6, 2010 at 9:38AM
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saanen

I don't see aphids and the leaves look good. It just looks like some dirt was kicked up by rain onto the stems and leaves. Maybe that's what ajijoe saw and thought were aphids.

The black is normal to a lot of varieties. The plant looks healthy to me. :)

    Bookmark   June 6, 2010 at 4:56PM
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ajijoe(6)

WHATS THAT FUSSY STUFF ON THE LEAVES???

I DONT MIND BEING WRONG
BUT WHAT IS THAT ???

LET ME KNOW

THANKS YOUR FRIEND JOE

    Bookmark   June 7, 2010 at 12:27PM
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ajijoe(6)

ah dirt!! ok dont mind being wrong and in this case im glad i am, I HATE APHIDS!! sure looked alot like um though?? but the pic is a little fussy no biggies

thanks your friend ajijoe

    Bookmark   June 7, 2010 at 12:39PM
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precioushoney(5b)

Hehe well I wasnt taking a picture of the leaves :P

But yeah just dirt. Trust me I know an aphid and would not waste any time treating them :)

Precious

    Bookmark   June 7, 2010 at 8:06PM
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