Capsicums (Brown Spot?)

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Capsicums (Brown Spot?)

Post by Westi » Thu, 01 Mar 2001 16:15:13



On my Capsicums I have been getting like a burn mark on them and then
they end up dieing after the burn mark just gets bigger, I was
wondering if this has got to do with to many hot days or maybe a bug
that I don't know about.
If it is the sun burning what are my best choices or preventions to
stop this from happening and if it's a bug of some kind what could I
do/use to stop them.

Thanks in advance.

 
 
 

Capsicums (Brown Spot?)

Post by Penny Morga » Thu, 01 Mar 2001 23:09:51


Is this mark on the leaves or the actual pepper?  If it's the leaves, then
it might be bacterial leaf spot.  Happens in humid, rainy, warm weather.  If
it is, remove all infected parts of the plant as soon as you detect it and
pick up all leaves and flowers.  Apply a fertilizer with a 5-10-10
formulation to help them recover.  Apply a copper-based organic fungicide,
repeating as label directs.  If it doesn't solve the problem, remove the
entire plant.  When watering, avoid getting water on the leaves - water at
soil level.  Rotate your peppers with other crops once every 3-4 years.
Don't put tomatoes in that spot - also part of the nightshade family.

Now if it is the pepper you're referring to, then it might be sunscald.
Areas on the top or on the side of the fruit become pale, sunken and papery.
This happens when the sunlight is strong and the leaves don't provide enough
cover to shade the fruit.  Some varieties don't have a lot of leaves.  Shade
the plants, check for disease, and consider growing a leafier variety.  If
sunlight is harsh, shade peppers with a commercial shade cloth or a light
filtering fabric floating row cover.  Check for a disease that causes leaf
loss, such as tobacco mosaic, bacterial leaf spot or fungal leaf spot.
Choose varieties that provide good leaf coverage such as: Admiral Hybrid
(sweet peppers) or Anaheim TMR and Valencia (hot peppers).  Good Luck.

Quote:
> On my Capsicums I have been getting like a burn mark on them and then
> they end up dieing after the burn mark just gets bigger, I was
> wondering if this has got to do with to many hot days or maybe a bug
> that I don't know about.
> If it is the sun burning what are my best choices or preventions to
> stop this from happening and if it's a bug of some kind what could I
> do/use to stop them.

> Thanks in advance.

 
 
 

Capsicums (Brown Spot?)

Post by Pat Kiewi » Fri, 02 Mar 2001 04:48:32



says...

Quote:

>On my Capsicums I have been getting like a burn mark on them and then
>they end up dieing after the burn mark just gets bigger, I was
>wondering if this has got to do with to many hot days or maybe a bug
>that I don't know about.
>If it is the sun burning what are my best choices or preventions to
>stop this from happening and if it's a bug of some kind what could I
>do/use to stop them.

Is it the only the fruit that is getting the "burn marks" or is this also
happening to the leaves?  Is it happening mainly on the sunniest side
of the plant, or all over?  The blossom end of the fruit, the stem end,
or whichever side is most sun exposed?

Peppers are prone to sun-scald, can also suffer blossom end rot, and various
blights.

One thing that I have noticed about peppers is that, while they require
plenty of sun, light shade in mid-day can prevent sun burning of the fruit.

--
Pat in Plymouth MI

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