Chili Pepper Plants

Chili Peppers

Anonymous added on August 23, 2015 | Answered

Why are the fruits of my chili plants turning black? The plants had capsid bug, which I treated first with a mild solution of washing up liquid and second with a bug spray. At that time the plants were indoors but then I put them outside. They have since improved and look quite healthy and have lots of fruit coming on them except that the color of the fruit is turning black.

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Answered on August 23, 2015

If the black is on the top or side of the fruit, then it is likely sunscald and is from too much direct sunlight. A simple shade will help stop it. If it is on the bottom of the fruit, then it is blossom end rot. These articles will help:

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