Question:

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?
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  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: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthocyanin
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