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Post  cismith54 on 8/30/2014, 10:05 am

My peppers are doing well and I am trying to wait until they turn red.  I noticed yesterday that one of them is developing a black skin towards the bottom of the pepper.  Any ideas on what this is and how to cure it so I can wait for the reds?
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Post  Judy McConnell on 8/30/2014, 11:02 am

A thought?  Blossom end rot??  At least this is what I saw on tomatoes.

Could you take a photo? Might help someone else to ID your problem.
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Post  johnp on 8/30/2014, 11:11 am

They get black if the peppers touch the ground.
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Post  llama momma on 8/30/2014, 11:13 am

When the temps were uneven I saw black smudge and streaks particularly on sweet banana pepp.  When those increased in warmer stable temperatures  the blackness lightened up and/or disappeared.
Maybe it's weather related in your case too. Also in my case they did not touch the ground.
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Post  camprn on 8/30/2014, 12:30 pm

@cismith54 wrote:My peppers are doing well and I am trying to wait until they turn red.  I noticed yesterday that one of them is developing a black skin towards the bottom of the pepper.  Any ideas on what this is and how to cure it so I can wait for the reds?
If the pepper has healthy living tissue and your garden gets a lot of sun, it is most likely Anthocyanin, the fruit's own sunscreen. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthocyanin

If the black is clearly a diseased lesion, it could be a number of things, including fungus or perhaps under watering.

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Last edited by cismith54 on 8/31/2014, 9:44 am; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : Here's the picture of the black skin)
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Post  Judy McConnell on 8/31/2014, 10:15 am

The pepper looks perfectly healthy to me - no disease.
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