Habanero Pepper Plants

Brown/Black Matter on the Whole Habanero Plant

LarryM added on May 17, 2015 | Answered

Habanero plant with something that looks like dirt on the leaves and fruit. Growing ok....but seems wilted in areas, almost dry and black almost a graphite looking substance all over. Can't figure out what it is. I will submit a picture tomorrow if that is ok with y'all?

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Answered on May 18, 2015

Based on your description, I believe what you have is sooty mold. Here is a link to an article on sooty mold which will give you treatment options:


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