Jalapeno Problem - Knowledgebase Question

Horseheads, NY
Question by khayes23
July 29, 2000
I have been growing Jalapeno pepper plants and my plants are now yielding peppers. The peppers started off green and as they are getting larger they are showing a large portion of the pepper to be black along with the green color. It looks to me as if something is wrong with the pepper. Maybe some sort of disease? Thanks for your time.

Answer from NGA
July 29, 2000


When exposed to strong sunlight, some varieties of peppers will turn a chocolatey-brown (or even black). The coloration is normal and not a cause for alarm. Be sure to harvest your peppers as soon as they mature. If you leave them on the plant, they'll become overripe and begin to change color.

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