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My chilli plant is in a greenhouse and a couple of the chilli's have this on them?

What do I need to do.


  • ItalophileItalophile Posts: 1,731

    Have you been fertilising? What with? Excessive nitrogen can produce that result.

  • :::: nods in agreement with italophile:::::::::: 

  • If they got wet during bright sun it may be scorching.  You need to be very careful with watering in sunlight

  • ItalophileItalophile Posts: 1,731

    The necrotic area looks like it rings the fruit, a bit too extensive for scorching.

  • Thanks for the reply's.

    The more likely cause is the nitrogen. I did give it some Phostrogen other day and that does has nitrogen in it.  Any ideas on how to counter react the problem?.

    The watering issue I don't think was the problem as this was done during the evening, but thanks will bear that in mind.  I have been watering it with rainwater too.

  • Brains2 there is nothing you can do with this crop but I would advise using a more specific feed than phostrogen.... Google chilli focus it is an excellent feed for chillies failing that tomato feed ....... I never use anything else but chilli focus ( when flowers appear and fruiting) and swear by it

  • ItalophileItalophile Posts: 1,731

    There are different Phostrogen products on the market but the all-purpose product's NPK is 14:10:27. The N stands for nitrogen and 14 is a very high figure. Chilli Focus's NPK is much more suitable.

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