Jalapeño Joints Black

Pepper, bell    Long Island, NY

The stem joints are black.

I have read this could be conpletely benign, but it is possibly caused by a disease and just wanted to check.

Posted by: Chris (2 points) Chris
Posted: June 23, 2015


This looks like natural pigmentation due to anthocyanin accumulation. I would call the color more purple than black, but it seems to be reasonably common in peppers.

Posted by: Charlie B. (2 points) Charlie B.
Posted: June 25, 2015

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