Chili fruits turning brown - what's wrong?

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Could anybody tell me what would cause the peppers on a thai chili plant to turn brown? I have a few peppers overwintering indoors and they have sporadically flowering. My thai plant flowered and the fruits started do develop but are now going brown - any ideas?

Posted by: Jess Haines (1 point) Jess Haines
Posted: April 8, 2013


It's likely that the shorter days, meaning fewer hours of light, may cause them to turn their energy to the root for survival, therefore going dormant for a period of time. They may come back around when the days grow longer.

Posted by: Bradley Cahill (1 point) Bradley Cahill
Posted: April 9, 2013

There are a variety of reasons a Thai chili would lose its fruit so it's difficult to tell at this point. Thai chilis are perennials in Mexico and can continuously produce if there is plenty water, sunlight, and nutrients. I've seen Thai chilis grown successfully for a few years as an indoor plant and constantly producing. Sometimes they will go dormant, but they will not produce flowers and will stop growing. A picture would be helpful to make sure there aren't any nutrient deficiencies or potential diseases.

Posted by: Kathryn Fiedler (72 points) Kathryn Fiedler
Posted: April 12, 2013

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