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Q.Red Ghost Peppers Have Holes In Them As Though There Were Pest Of Some Sort , In SC.

Zone 29340 | temprlmchnix added on July 17, 2020 | Answered

these fruits are also really dry and kind of hollow. their “heat” is intact.

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Answered on July 20, 2020

This appears to be a bacterial or fungal infection.

There will, likely, be some issues with the leaves as well. A fungicide will be necessary to clear up the disease. The fruit will still be edible, but will be unsightly.

Make sure the soil gets a chance to dry out very thoroughly, down to about 4 inches between watering. These plants are quite drought tolerant, but will not tolerate wet soils. Underwatering will be much preferred to overwatering.

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