wolfie
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What's Wrong with my Bell Pepper?

What has happened to my bell pepper? this is only one plant out of about 8, but its EVERY pepper!!

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Is it sun burned??
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DoubleDogFarm
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I found this information.

Blossom End
The blossom end of a pepper is the end that is opposite the one that was attached to the plant's stem or branch.
Symptoms
Blossom end rot is when the blossom end of the plant begins to darken in a small area. It is tan in color and begins to get bigger. The tissues in the affected area are shrunken or shriveled and look like dry leather.
Lack of Calcium
The rot comes from a lack of calcium in the pepper, which can be caused by a lack of calcium in the soil. Adding lime to the soil or spraying the plants with anhydrous calcium chloride can prevent this.
Water Supply
If the water supply fluctuates too much, it can also cause blossom end rot. Planting the chili peppers in deep, well-drained soil and using mulch around the plants can prevent this.
Over-fertilization
Be careful with your use of fertilize, because too much fertilizer can also cause blossom end rot. This is especially true when using nitrogen.


Read more: Blossom End Rot in Capsicum | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/facts_5896050_blossom-end-rot-capsicum.html#ixzz0sChIHXDs

TZ -OH6
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The BER sticky in the tomato section describes what is going on. Its pretty much the same for many fruting vegetables.

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TZ -OH6 wrote:The BER sticky in the tomato section describes what is going on. Its pretty much the same for many fruting vegetables.
Yes, but with tomatoes, I've found that BER usually means a rotten (soft) spot at the base of the tomato. Whereas with peppers, this spot is usually tough and leathery.
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TZ -OH6
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The mechanisms causing it and ways to avoid it are the same. Its a plant thing, not a tomato thing

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