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Brown mushy spots on my bell peppers. picture added

 
Ray Cover
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Hey all,

I am getting brown soft spots on my bell peppers way before they are ripe. It looks they are starting to rot on the vine so to speak but they aren't even ripe yet.

Any clue whats going on?

Ray
 
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Could it be sunburn?

http://urbanext.illinois.edu/vegproblems/sunburn.html
 
Ray Cover
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That sure looks like what I have Tyler. These plants have grown in this bed the whole time. I would think they would be used to the sun. Is there anything I can do about it? I pulled the affected fruit off already to prevent any chance of spread or other problems. Would more water help?

 
Alex Ames
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Google: Anthracnose Fruit Rot of Pepper Plants and see if that is it.
 
Ray Cover
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Here is a pic of one of the affected peppers and the plant it came off of. The leaves on the plant look healthy to me. The only thing that I can find on the plant that might be a sign of something suspect is the dark coloring at the forks where the branches and fruit sprout off but every pepper plant I have ever grown has had that coloring in the forks.

I don't know guys. To me it seems to look more like the sunburn than the fungus rot but I'm not sure. Do the pictures help ID the problem?
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Alex Ames
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I agree it looks more like the pictures of sunburn.
 
Jeffrey Hodgins
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It looks like a bacterial infection, common on pepers. try spraying garlic water on them
 
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