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Sweet pepper damage

Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,075
I grow the long sweet peppers - Corno di Torro Rosso - usually with reasonable success but I often loose some to some sort of damage.
I've just noticed one this morning that been affected.
Any ideas folks?
Thanks




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  • strelitzia32strelitzia32 Posts: 767
    Was the damaged spot side facing the sun?
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,075
    edited July 2020
    Thanks for your reply.
    Not really, the damaged bit was close to the main stem and there are lots of big leaves which shade most of the fruits

    This is the plant

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    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,337
    I remember reading that it may be caused by the same thing that causes BER on toms, a problem with calcium uptake.  I'll try and find the link.
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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,075
    Ah! that makes sense. Thanks Bob
    About a 10 days ago I noticed the leaves on all of the plants were droopy and the compost bone dry so I gave each plant a long soak in a big bucket of rainwater which received them, but I guess the damage was already done.
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • shooter007shooter007 Posts: 22
    Infrequent watering peppers do better on little and often and don't like sitting in water 
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,075
    Thanks @shooter007

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
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