bell pepper in green house - Knowledgebase Question

Willow, Al
Question by wardseekins
June 28, 2010
plant seems fine w/ flowers & 1 small pepper (2 inches across), but the pepper's starting to turn brown on top.

Answer from NGA
June 28, 2010


Usually we associate this with sunscald but since your peppers are growing in a greenhouse, I suspect a fungal disease is causing the browning. I can't diagnose the problem without seeing the pepper so I can only suggest you cut it from the plant (it will die eventually anyway) and take it into your local cooperative extension office or Master Gardener clinic for help with diagnosis. Removing the affected pepper will also help stop the spread of any disease it may have. Best wishes with your peppers!

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