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Feb 27, 2018 5:36 AM CST
About a month ago I left my Carolina Reaper pepper directly in the sun for 2 days, and its leaves burned a little. Since then, all the new leaves are growing like the pictures I've taken. I'm concerned about the peppers, because they are starting to grow now. I don't know if the plant is like that because of the days it has been under the sun or if it needs some type of nutrient.
This is the entire plant:
Thumb of 2018-02-27/balke/c7301f
These are the new leaves that I was talking about:
Thumb of 2018-02-27/balke/c9b6f8
And this is a newer and healthy-looking pepper I have:
Thumb of 2018-02-27/balke/7a178b
Is this going to affect the growth of the "fruits"? What should I do? Any response will be appreciated!
(English isn't my main language, sorry if you find any errors!)

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Name: Christine
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Feb 27, 2018 7:19 AM CST
I think its fine, its just a little sun burnt and it shouldn't affect the peppers, other members will give you more advice.

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Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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Feb 27, 2018 7:23 AM CST
Kinda looks like fertilizer burn.
How are you feeding the plant?
They don't like being over-fertilized.
Feb 27, 2018 7:36 AM CST
stone said:Kinda looks like fertilizer burn.
How are you feeding the plant?
They don't like being over-fertilized.

I use water soluble fertilizers in spray, maybe that caused the burns. I'll stop using it for the next weeks to see if it makes a difference. Thank you for your response!
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
Feb 27, 2018 8:50 AM CST
Is that a pool in background ?
Chlorinated pool water could burn it also.
Otherwise it is sunburn. To much sun, to fast. Especially if it was sitting out on cement.
Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.
Name: Beverly
Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico (Zone 11a)
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Feb 27, 2018 9:51 AM CST
Welcome! to the forums @balke, your English is excellent. Don't worry about making mistakes. Smiling

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