Pepper Plant

Why Is the Stems on My Green Pepper Plants Turning Black

rdbsandman added on August 23, 2012 | Answered

Why are the stems on my green pepper plants turning black?

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Answered on August 24, 2012

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 fne.

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