Vegetables and Fruit forum: Hairy peppers?

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Zone 5, Northern Illinois
Sep 3, 2016 11:54 AM CST
So the peppers in the garden have taken a turn for the worse with this weird brown cover on them. Not even sure what it is. Anyone have any ideas?
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Name: Rita
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Sep 3, 2016 2:53 PM CST
Some sort of mold. Don't eat those!!
Name: Sandy B.
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Sep 7, 2016 7:24 AM CST
I agree that it looks like mold or something; are the plants healthy otherwise? The stem on that pepper looks like it is kind of cracked and maybe rotting?
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Zone 5, Northern Illinois
Sep 7, 2016 8:44 AM CST
It's not a mold, it is a rough defect in the growth of the skin. Every pepper is this way. The plants are shriveled up. It is some kind of disease that all of the plants have.

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