Pepper Stip: An Abiotic Disorder of Unknown Cause Affecting Pepper Fruit
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McAvoy, Camille Esmel, and Pamela D. Roberts. 2021. “Pepper Stip: An Abiotic Disorder of Unknown Cause Affecting Pepper Fruit: PP363, 8/2021”. EDIS 2021 (4). Gainesville, FL.


Pepper stip (meaning speck in German), also referred to as color speck or colour spotting outside the US, is considered a physiological disorder of pepper. The disorder is believed to be related to high calcium status with levels of NH3-N and K playing a role. This 3-page factsheet of the UF/IFAS Plant Pathology Department summarizes known symptoms, causes, and potential environmental stressors that may result in stip development on peppers. Written by Camille McAvoy and Pamela Roberts.
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