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Blossom End Rot
- The side or bottom of the pepper turns tan and soft, then black and sunken
- Affects only fruit
- Secondary rot from fungi or bacteria may occur on affected fruit
- Fruit may look short or stumpy, not fully expanded
- Common when water levels vary from irrigation or drought followed by rain
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Anthracnose Fruit Rot
- Fruit spots are sunken and round
- Infections are visible only on ripe and over ripe peppers
- Mature fruit spots have a black center
- Fruit spots produce pink spores with moisture
- No visible spots on leaves and stems
- Also occurs on tomato and eggplant
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- Fruit turns tan or white on exposed side, may dry out and appear wrinkled
- Affects fruit, young leaves and stems
- Occurs only on tissue exposed to the sun
- Young leaves of transplants turn grey with irregular bands on the lower side
- Young stems of transplants turn white on exposed side only
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- Soft water soaked spots form on fruit
- Water soaked to tan bleached spots may form on leaves
- Fruit wither but remain attached and become coated in white fungal growth
- Entire plant wilts and turns brown
- Dark sunken spots form on stems, all leaves beyond this spot wilt
- Disease spreads very rapidly in cool wet weather
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