Pepper plants

Asked August 18, 2017, 11:56 AM EDT

I've grown pepper plants for 40 years and had few problems. This year I had 3 healthy looking pepper plants, sweet and hot, Suddenly wilt and die. Too wet? What happened. Peppers In another location doing fine so far. Also didn't notice roots damaged or chewed. Thanks Located in Cockeysville (from my phone could not change Va. to Md. so it was rejected....here it is again.

Baltimore County Maryland

1 Response

We suspect the wilting might be due to the wet soil. Peppers are susceptible to phytophthora root rot. Another possibility could be Southern blight, which can cause a sudden wilting/collapsing symptom. The following page describes the disease and the symptoms of it. https://extension.umd.edu/growit/southern-blight-vegetables

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