weazol
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Peppers turning black.

First off someone gave me this plant and I have no idea what type of pepper it is. But the stems have black on them and its now spreading to the pepper. Here is a picture of one after I have cut it off and cleaned it.
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jal_ut
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Not a problem. That is pretty common with peppers.
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my pepper plant went black too and then spread to the peppers... cut one open and it seemed grand... but iv 4 diff types of peppers and i cant tell them apart lol well except for the bell pepper lol i dropd them when they wer sprouting and they got mixd up:P but mine seem fine:)

weazol
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Ok :D , thank you both for the input

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A lot of my peppers will do this, especially "green" peppers like green bells and jalepenos. They're totally fine, I usually just take it as a sign that they're ready to be picked and used. I'm not sure what causes the blackness though.. does any one know? It seems like I had more black on my peppers last season that this current season.
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I've been getting this with my jalapenos recently as well. I think it has to do with the cold weather's effect on the ripening process since it hasn't happened until the temps got lower. Don't worry, they should be fine.
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Oh.. that makes sense seeing as last season was much colder here than this season. Why didn't I think of that? :roll:
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My peppers did this all season,even during the 100+ degree weather.They seemed to be very hot as well.My peppers are still blooming,although I expect that to end in a week when first hard frost hits.I am thinking I might pot one up and bring it inside.I have done this before with great success.Greener

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I think it's also worth noting that it was only my green peppers that exhibited this turning-black characteristic.

Has anyone else found this to be true?
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