green pepper question ... brown spots on bottoms of peppers. pics

djonesc(zone 5/99022 - spokane area)September 1, 2008

this is a question from my neighbor who shares our yard for his garden, too ...

all his pepper plants of this variety (green peppers) ... pics included below ... have these brown spots on the bottom tips ... mine, about 40 feet away from his are not bothered with this at all ... what can this be? he does not overwater nor is it too hot here right now ....

thank ya'll for all your help this garden year ... my garden has certainly benefited for all the excellent information i have received ... darlene

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
robin_maine

It looks like blossom end rot.

    Bookmark   September 1, 2008 at 8:15AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

Yes, it is BER blossom end rot as Robin said. There is a FAQ here all about it and many discussions that a search will pull up for you. Just search this forum for 'BER' and 'Blossom end rot' for all the details. The rest of the fruit is fine to eat.

Dave

    Bookmark   September 1, 2008 at 10:47AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
lorna-organic

It looks like sun scald to me. When a brown spot appears, which then turns into a slight depression in the skin--looks rather like a scar, it is sun scald. It is not a disease. One can eat the fruit, just cut away the brown spot.

Lorna

    Bookmark   September 2, 2008 at 9:58AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Worth time and supplies to plant old seeds?
I have seeds ranging from one year to probably about...
malkar
winterbor kale seems to be in VERY short supply this year
I ordered some from Fedco, but they were unable to...
laceyvail
FRUSTRATED in the California High Desert
I have been trying to grow a garden in the desert for...
zephyr66
Woody Parsnips
What causes parsnips to develop wrinkly skin and woody...
qbush
Pea eggplants or kittily
Has anyone ever grown pea eggplants or kittily? Or...
changingitup
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™