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Banana Peppers don't look right..

Posted by ericj12 South FL (My Page) on
Wed, Sep 22, 10 at 16:06

so, I'm growing this banana pepper plant and the peppers just look weird..they almost have a grey-like surface on some parts..and it happens to all of them. I don't know what it is, and have tried to look online. anyone have this problem or know of it? the name? a solution? if its even a problem to begin with? it looks almost red in the picture, but its more of a grey-brown/light-grey.

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RE: Banana Peppers don't look right..

A little sun scald, nothing to worry about it's fairly common with chilies. If you leave them on longer they will turn bright red and become sweeter.

RE: Banana Peppers don't look right..

but when i search on google, it says it can cause rot...should i just put them in an area with less sun or something?

RE: Banana Peppers don't look right..

I grow a lot of chilies and never had one to rot due to the discolor I see in your image. Chilies like full sun and fall is when I have the best yield.

This is from last fall; if you look close you can see the same discoloration on my Hot Hungarian Wax in the bottom right corner. I usually let them turn red but I had to harvest them before a hard freeze, you can see some of them are orange and starting to changing. Also note the date stamp, it was December.

4X4 kitchen island with ripe tomatoes and peppers.

RE: Banana Peppers don't look right..

WOAH! nice job to begin with.. you must have spent a fortune in buying soil and what not. but yeah, thanks for the was just a bit misleading cause typing in "sun scald peppers" you'd think the apocalypse just happened. thanks again.

RE: Banana Peppers don't look right..

Maybe scald is a bit harsh; sun exposure would be a better term. Actually it's the time not the cost. Organic gardening does not have to be expensive to yield results. I posted that image and others last fall the link is below.

Here is a link that might be useful: Show Your Last Chili and/or Tomato Harvest of 2009

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