I am growing some morugas and some buhts. They are growing well but the fruit is going soft soggy and squishy while they are still green.
Any idea what causes this?
I could be insect damage that allowed a fungus into the pod. Cut one open and see what's inside.
Thanks. There are tiny little holes on the outside of the pods and cutting them open they look bigger and moldy on the inside. A little like a pimple.
Does this sound like bug damage?
What can be done to stop it?
Also, we have lots of fruit flies on our mango tree, could they be the culprits?
You're in Australia. Sorry, I don't know the fauna down under.
Its called Bacterial soft rot.
Had that last year.. It sucks. Had to kill 2 plants " 1 Pepper and 1 Tomato " to keep it from spreading. Sorry to say but I think your infected pepper plants are done for.
Click on link to the wiki page to read up on it.
Here is a link that might be useful: Bacterial soft rot.
Those dots look like some sort of insect damage. That could also be the entry point / source of the rotting.
Here's another good page to check out
Here is a link that might be useful: NM State Chile Pepper Diseases