[Market-farming] Sweet Peppers Turning to Slime

Robert Schuler sunnfarm at verizon.net
Thu Aug 30 13:03:35 EDT 2007


Corn earworm and bores second favorite food after corn is peppers along with pepper maggots all are very common at this time of the year. They enter the fruit under the calix and into the seed cavity leaving a trail of decay that leads to bacterial soft rot... Bob.
Sunny Meadow Farm
Bridgeton, NJ.


From: SHEILA PAYNE <srp75 at msn.com>
Date: 2007/08/30 Thu AM 09:38:12 CDT
To: Market Farming <market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org>
Subject: [Market-farming] Sweet Peppers Turning to Slime

I'm in Colorado.  I have some lovely pepper plants with lovely immature peppers on them.  Two varieties-- red and orange bells.  The peppers lower on the plant that are getting red and orange are a disgusting brownish, slimy mess.  The stem is strong and still attached to the plant, so when I try to pull them off -- ugh, a handful of mush slides off the stem/seeds into my hand.  No indication of disease on the plants or immature fruits.  Any ideas? Sheila

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