teh
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Chili plant problem.

Hi,

I have few chilly plants and it has been fruiting for quite awhile now. However the fruits does not turn red and instead it starts to rot at the bottom end of the fruit. Can anyone guide me in this?

How long does it takes to turn red? I live in Malaysia so the weather is very hot here.

[img]https://i358.photobucket.com/albums/oo22/toypassage/20120331_184305.jpg[/img]

My Chillies

[img]https://i358.photobucket.com/albums/oo22/toypassage/20120331_184329.jpg[/img]

Rot at the end ( is it insect attack?)

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might be blossom end rot?? Maybe somebody more experienced will chime in soon.
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before they start to rot.. pick them and put them on a paper plate and set it on the kitchen table or on top of the fridge, but pay attention as you do not want them to dry out - just enough to turn red.

perhaps you just happen to have true green chilis?
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Ruffsta wrote:before they start to rot.. pick them and put them on a paper plate and set it on the kitchen table or on top of the fridge, but pay attention as you do not want them to dry out - just enough to turn red.

perhaps you just happen to have true green chilis?

Hi Ruffsta, not really sure about whether its true green chilly or not cause the packing of the seeds shows red chilly. Not sure is it another missed packed. Those that started to rot the seeds are still immature as when i tear open the chilly and try to dry out the seeds, the seeds turned black.

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Peppers do have problems with blossom end rot. However, I couldn't live in a much different climate from yours. Still, it is weather stress that I'm guessing would lead to this.

Blossom end rot is a problem of the fruit growing and requiring but not being able to retain moisture in the tissue. The horticulturalists tell us that a lack of calcium may result in this problem since calcium is necessary for plant tissue to retain fluids. Your soil may have inadequate calcium.

The peppers also look as though they may have some sunscald. You say it is very hot and all this kind of points to weather stress.

First off, be sure that the soil moisture is adequate. If they are growing and maturing quickly, you may need to water every day but I kind of hope not. We can sometimes train our plants to NOT develop adequate roots if they are getting daily waterings. Still, if it is hot and dry - it may be necessary. A lack of calcium may be difficult to correct so far into your growing season as it seems to be.

. . . the best I can think of other than to wish you good luck with them and hope someone who may know something about disease problems is a tropical environment has some advice.

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Hi digiS,

thanks for the tips. I think it could be inadequate watering. Its hot but the chilly plants don't get full sun whole day just in the morning and the rest its under shade. I think i will water it more frequent as normally i will check if the leaves are all soft before watering and sometimes will water every 3 days. Guess will make it 2 days once to try it out.

Thank you very much. Will post my results soon.

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I recently read somewhere that peppers should get 2 tablespoons of Epsoms salts in a gal. of water then pour 1 pint on each plant just when they start to bloom. don't know if this will help but I'm going to try it. My sweet peppers get about the size of a golf ball and quit growing. I've even tried leaving them on the plant. They turned red but didn't get any bigger.
There was very little flesh on the inside either, maybe 1/16". So I'm going to try the Epsoms thing, unless anyone has a better idea?

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It certainly looks like a BER.

I've only seen it ones, last year on chillies I grew on the deck in 15gal bucket. Chillies looked remarkably similar to yours, called "Cow Horn", and exact the same condition as you showing...

No BER on the other variety next to it, and no BER on 6 dwarf tomato plants all season, all in the same potting mix, all next to each other, and all with the same feeding regiments.

Now, the BER has many contributing factors, many of which already mentioned above. But here is a good read anyway:

https://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/3000/3117.html

One thing I find particularly interesting, is the negative effects of "ammonia" based nitrogen fertilizers. Not sure what are you using, but in case if you do, it is a contributing factor to BER.

Good luck!

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D

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Duh_Vinci wrote:It certainly looks like a BER.

I've only seen it ones, last year on chillies I grew on the deck in 15gal bucket. Chillies looked remarkably similar to yours, called "Cow Horn", and exact the same condition as you showing...



Regards,
D
Hi Duh_Vinci, thanks for the link will read on it and hopefully it is able to guide me more. I am using vermicompost for fertilizer.

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Also lately i noticed the leaves of my chilli plant is not that healthy as the image below. Some of the leaves turn yellow and dropped off.

[img]https://i358.photobucket.com/albums/oo22/toypassage/rps20120406_202019.jpg[/img]

[img]https://i358.photobucket.com/albums/oo22/toypassage/rps20120406_202044.jpg[/img]

anyone knows what could be the problem? Lately it has been raining alot here

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anyone can help? By the way i am doing container planting

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teh wrote:Also lately i noticed the leaves of my chilli plant is not that healthy as the image below. Some of the leaves turn yellow and dropped off.

[img]https://i358.photobucket.com/albums/oo22/toypassage/rps20120406_202019.jpg[/img]

[img]https://i358.photobucket.com/albums/oo22/toypassage/rps20120406_202044.jpg[/img]

anyone knows what could be the problem? Lately it has been raining alot here
Part of the problem may be the size of the containers shown here ,My guess is the nutrients have been used up to get the growth you have ,and in a warm climate there is not enough soil to hold water for even a day .
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ACW wrote:
teh wrote:Also lately i noticed the leaves of my chilli plant is not that healthy as the image below. Some of the leaves turn yellow and dropped off.

[img]https://i358.photobucket.com/albums/oo22/toypassage/rps20120406_202019.jpg[/img]

[img]https://i358.photobucket.com/albums/oo22/toypassage/rps20120406_202044.jpg[/img]

anyone knows what could be the problem? Lately it has been raining alot here
Part of the problem may be the size of the containers shown here ,My guess is the nutrients have been used up to get the growth you have ,and in a warm climate there is not enough soil to hold water for even a day .

Hi ACW thanks for the reply. I don't think is insufficient water. Off and on i have been checking the soil and the top stays wet for 2-3 days and i only water it every 3 days. As for not enough nutrient. I am using vermicompost and applied every month. For now applied twice

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