Bell Pepper Plants

Red Peppers

Anonymous added on July 25, 2015 | Answered

My red peppers growing in a large pot look green and healthy but has black at the base of the branches coming out from the stem. What is this and will it affect my peppers?

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Answered on July 27, 2015

Bell peppers often have a purple-black coloration at points where stems meet, so this would be normal. But if the black color is a solid black and the area is shriveled or mushy, this would indicate an issue. As long as your plant is healthy and thriving, however, it should be fine.

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