My bell peppers and eggplants have tan cork-like growth on the surface of the fruits

General    Pennsylvania

The surface of the fruits have a thin crusty brown growth that makes them look like kiwi. The stems have stunted growth and the leaves droop. It is similar to what I have seen on jalapeno peppers, only instead of streaks like stretch marks, it spreads evenly. I would like to know what it is and if the peppers and eggplant should be eaten. Also, I want to know how do to prevent recurrence.

Posted by: Marlene Denny (1 point) Marlene Denny
Posted: August 26, 2021

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