Question Tabasco peppers turning purple

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I have lots of peppers on my tabasco pepper plants. The fruit are full grown (about 1 to 1.5 inch) but it remained green for about 3 weeks. About 5% of the crop have streaks of purple in it. Tabasco pepper suppose to turn yellow then red.

I have doing research on the internet and can't find any literature on why it refuse to "ripen" and why the purple streaks. Any growers here have experience with growing tabasco? I would love to hear your experience growing this plant.
 

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I have lots of peppers on my tabasco pepper plants. The fruit are full grown (about 1 to 1.5 inch) but it remained green for about 3 weeks. About 5% of the crop have streaks of purple in it. Tabasco pepper suppose to turn yellow then red.

I have doing research on the internet and can't find any literature on why it refuse to "ripen" and why the purple streaks. Any growers here have experience with growing tabasco? I would love to hear your experience growing this plant.

Have you got any pictures? I've had Jalapeno get sun burn and get purple/black streaks whilst green. Ripened to red with streaks remaining
 

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I have lots of peppers on my tabasco pepper plants. The fruit are full grown (about 1 to 1.5 inch) but it remained green for about 3 weeks. About 5% of the crop have streaks of purple in it. Tabasco pepper suppose to turn yellow then red.

I have doing research on the internet and can't find any literature on why it refuse to "ripen" and why the purple streaks. Any growers here have experience with growing tabasco? I would love to hear your experience growing this plant.
It can be sunburn or it can be the species. I know some species go from yellow, to black (purple perhaps?) and then to red.
 

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Sorry, I should have included pictures. Here it is.

I never grown tabasco peppers before so I don't know what sunburnt peppers looked like. Does the pictures I have below looked like a typical sunburnt pepper?

Thanks all.

Tabasco_2.jpg



Tabasco_1.jpg


A closeup

Tabasco_3.jpg
 
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Oh goodness, um... I hope someone else may have a better answer..
I am not an expert and haven't grown any type of hot peppers yet myself but I've done some scouring on the internet. This leftm e stranded with a couple of options as there's quite little to find about tabasco peppers specifically.
This link will lead you to what I was talking about and it looks similar to what I see on your plant.

Another option was phytophthora blight, but that would need your plant to start turning black and wilting, which it doesn't seem to do, so I've kind of ruled that out.
With this I've actually ruled out a lot of other infections because your plant looks rather healthy.

Some places suggested that it might be too cold or maybe overwatered, but I can't find any real evidence on it, sorry.

I hope what I sent you might help though. The link really was the closest I could find (unless your whole plant is turning black or black at the joints, which we can't really tell on the pictures, but it doesn't look like it is).
 

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Oh goodness, um... I hope someone else may have a better answer..
I am not an expert and haven't grown any type of hot peppers yet myself but I've done some scouring on the internet. This leftm e stranded with a couple of options as there's quite little to find about tabasco peppers specifically.
This link will lead you to what I was talking about and it looks similar to what I see on your plant.

Another option was phytophthora blight, but that would need your plant to start turning black and wilting, which it doesn't seem to do, so I've kind of ruled that out.
With this I've actually ruled out a lot of other infections because your plant looks rather healthy.

Some places suggested that it might be too cold or maybe overwatered, but I can't find any real evidence on it, sorry.

I hope what I sent you might help though. The link really was the closest I could find (unless your whole plant is turning black or black at the joints, which we can't really tell on the pictures, but it doesn't look like it is).

That was an excellent article. And you are right, it looks very similar to what I have. Hopefully it is just a ripening process.

Will update once the verdict is in.
 

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That was an excellent article. And you are right, it looks very similar to what I have. Hopefully it is just a ripening process.

Will update once the verdict is in.
Would love that!
 

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Aye. My most productive plants on my balcony are my chillis (although I've got Korean varieties and not tabasco). The discolouring is a normal part of the ripening process and nothing at all to worry about. Some times it stays after they redden, sometimes it doesn't. Could possibly be related to a micronutrient deficiency (e.g. Magnesium or Boron) so if you haven't used trace elements on the bed for a while it might be time to give it a sprinkle.
 
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