Black Skin On Jalapeno peppers - Knowledgebase Question

Lizella, GA
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Question by kmcbryde
February 9, 1998
Last year I planted some Jalapeno peppers in my garden. I noticed sometimes when harvesting that a lot of the peppers had turned black on one side or sometimes all over. What could be the cause of this, and are they ok to eat like this?

Answer from NGA
February 9, 1998
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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