Black/Purple Coloring On Jalapeno Peppers

by Guest850  |  12 years, 10 month(s) ago

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My jalapenos plants are producing fine but some of the peppers have black or purple coloring down around a third of them lengthwise. I'm not using any chemicles, all natural. What would cause some of the peppers to do this on the same plant as uniform colored peppers?




  1. Guest5983
    Exactly same issue here. I tried one and shaved the black skin back - it seemed fine to me. Am currently looking for more answeres to this.

  2. Guest3712
    The coloring is caused by anthocyanin - a non-toxic pigment found in all parts of many plants, including eggplant and other dark blue or purple fruits and flowers. Source:
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