Blossem end rot on peppers?

sam_kx4sam(9B)July 5, 2011

These are Mammoth Jalapeños. This problem seems to occur on peppers just as

they start to ripen. Growing in 5 gallon buckets, SIP, similar to global buckets

dot org. Reservoir kept full. Osmocote general slow release fertilizer. Full

sun.

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Spongey600

i found that lst year i had the same thing on my bell peppers and it was from a combo of too much water and not enough calcium. i bought a bottle of "calcium" it has lots of other nutrients but when i used it i did not get another pepper with the rot. i could be wrong but that is my experience.

Eric

    Bookmark   July 5, 2011 at 5:31PM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Yep, I think Eric is right on.

Josh

    Bookmark   July 5, 2011 at 5:56PM
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TColl

If you are getting a bottle of Calcium, what exactly are you buying? band, type, application?

    Bookmark   July 5, 2011 at 8:26PM
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Spongey600

the stuff i bought last year is called "maxi-cal" it has an N-P-K rating oh 10-0-0 10%calcium, 1.1%Mg,and 7 other micro nutes. it says as a "foliar spreay use 1-6Tsp/gallon, i used 2 tsp/gal and watered with it for 3 waterings and it worked. this year i read about Smokemaster mixing Lime with Vinegar and i use it with every watering for the flowers and i use Vinegar/FP on the peppers since FP contains Micro Nutes and well i have no peppers yet but it worked last year.

Eric

    Bookmark   July 5, 2011 at 9:49PM
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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

If BER, see Tomato FAQ http://faq.gardenweb.com/faq/tomato/

Here is a link that might be useful: BER

    Bookmark   July 6, 2011 at 6:06PM
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