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  • Answered by
    Heather on
    May 15, 2011
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    You can pick them as either red or green. they will be more fiery and sweeter if you wait until they are red.

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    Nikki on
    July 19, 2011
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    It sounds like blossom end rot. This article will help:
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/pepper/pepper-blossom-end-rot.htm

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    Becca062 on
    July 18, 2011
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  • Answered by
    Heather on
    September 26, 2011
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    It would be best just to do a quick sight check on them. As you will be putting them into a blender, you can just do a quick visual check for rot and mildew before you put them in the blender.

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    Heather on
    March 18, 2012
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    Did you recently move your plants outside? If you did and the leaves are white and papery, then they were not properly hardened off and this is sun scald, which is a little like sunburn for plants. If you suspect this is the case, this article will help you in the future: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/seeds/how-to-harden-off-your-seedlings.htm

    If the leaves are white and powdery, this is a fungus. You can treat the plants with a fungicide and this will clear it up. Fungus normally comes about due to poor air circulation and moisture. If possible water from below and in the future plant the plants further apart.

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    Heather on
    June 4, 2012
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    It actually sounds like it may be a pollination issue. Peppers are self pollinating, but things like high humidity, hight heat or very rainy weather can cause the pollen to stick and clump, which makes the pollination process difficult.

    Try giving the plants a gentle shake once a day or so to help pollen get knocked loose. If you want to confirm a pollination issue, you can take a small paintbrush and swirl it around a few blossoms. If these fruit do not fall off, a lack of pollination is the issue.

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    Heather on
    September 23, 2012
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    I would just discard them. They will not germinate and their flavor for cooking will be off, so there is really no use for them except the compost pile.

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