Soggy/Squishy chilli

Mitchrob99December 6, 2012

Hi

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?

Cheers

Mitch

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DMForcier(8 DFW)

I could be insect damage that allowed a fungus into the pod. Cut one open and see what's inside.

    Bookmark   December 6, 2012 at 9:55PM
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Mitchrob99

Hey

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?

    Bookmark   December 8, 2012 at 8:51PM
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Mitchrob99

Some photos

    Bookmark   December 8, 2012 at 9:18PM
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Mitchrob99

more

    Bookmark   December 8, 2012 at 9:19PM
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Mitchrob99

outside

    Bookmark   December 8, 2012 at 9:21PM
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Mitchrob99

outside

Also, we have lots of fruit flies on our mango tree, could they be the culprits?

    Bookmark   December 8, 2012 at 9:23PM
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DMForcier(8 DFW)

You're in Australia. Sorry, I don't know the fauna down under.

    Bookmark   December 9, 2012 at 6:05PM
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Rustacator(9B)

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.

    Bookmark   December 10, 2012 at 12:14AM
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tsheets(5)

Those dots look like some sort of insect damage. That could also be the entry point / source of the rotting.

    Bookmark   December 10, 2012 at 7:38PM
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Rustacator(9B)

Here's another good page to check out

Here is a link that might be useful: NM State Chile Pepper Diseases

    Bookmark   December 10, 2012 at 10:24PM
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