Habanero Pepper Plants
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My orange habanero fruit is turning white

Zone North East Texas | jadams77 added on August 13, 2015 | Answered

I have planted orange habaneros for the last three years. This year my fruit is turning white and mushy. I am growing in large containers and I live in Texas and the temperature is getting over 100 each day. The plants have full sun and are putting out lots of fruit, just about 1/3 of it is turning white.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on August 14, 2015

This is likely sun scald.

I would remove the diseased parts of the plant and dispose of.

A row cover or a shade to protect the plants from the harshest sun of the day can help.

Here is a link with more information for you.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/pepper/pepper-sunscald.htm

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