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Old October 20, 2017   #1
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Default Speck, Spot, Bacterial, Fungal ?



Bummer.

Last Sunday afternoon we scrambled and brought in the few
tender houseplants that have been outside for the summer.
Meyer lemon and a couple cacti type things. Not a houseplant
person but some sentimental few.
Possible frost predicted but not a hard one.

Did not think to bring in this Aji pepper. Early Monday morn it
was a sad droopy mess. But not as bad as say a basil that gets
hit with the slightest cool breeze. (basil is long gone)
The other peppers have a heartier leaf and seemed fine.
Cut off these leaves (pic) and the plant seemed to perk up inside.
Fast forward a few days...I slid past it this morning and a few
dozen leaves fell off. Slightly yellowing. Some similar spots.

I don't really need to save the plant, but it is still full of peppers.
My best plant this season fruiting since early June.

Tomato plants are fine. A bit of rare-to-me powdery mildew on a
few toms. A few similar leaves on the other peppers....Mareko,etc

*I have had, since late August, a forest tree loosing its leaves for
weeks and maybe a few different trees. One looks like a beech.
Similar spots. (I keep a small leaf blower to keep them off
everything...takes 30 seconds if that).
....or could the cold Monday morning temps bring on the spots.
wishful thinking,
Maybe just prune it back heavily and spray? Copper?
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https://www.google.com/search?q=dise...&bih=815&dpr=1

I'd go for the Cornell one first and then check the others if you have time and want to.

I'm also in NYS as you know and I can't remember ever having problems with pepper diseases for either the hot or cold ones.

I guess I've been maybe just lucky.

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Thank you Carolyn. I Googled as I always do first. So many
infections look similar during all stages.

I've been pretty lucky as well, if the one in five years I actually
get a pepper to fruit before frost. I did not spray at all this year.
Just a DE dusting for slugs early spring. Not even baking soda on
the summer squash as no powdery mildew at all appeared.
Usually do an early preventative as I alway get PM late August.

The babyAji has been so great all season. Very early, though
light frost tender.

It is October 20th. Everything gets a bit ratty with cooler nights/rainy
overcast days. That's 4 season living.

Probably the light frost caused stress and it excelerated
whatever it is?
A pic from October 1st shows two or three tiny spots on a
very healthy big green plant.

*Cercospora Leaf Spot (Frog Eye) is caused by the fungi Cercospora capsici

*Bacterial Leaf Spot is caused by theseed borne bacterium Xanthomonas campestris pv vesicatoria which also causes bacterial spot in tomatoes and is one of the most serious bacterial disease affecting chiles. The principle sources are infected seed and transplants. Moist conditions encourage disease development.

^one of those I suspect. No fruit affected.
And actually the Mareko and the HuliosPasia(sp) are pristine. It
is two sweet reds showing some signs.
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Another pic just for...yucks.
Top row peppers and a couple fallen tree leaves.

First year growing anything on the deck outside the kitchen
besides basic herbs....so isn't soil or lack of crop rotation.
And new soil.

Can't cut the trees or treat because it is a forest,
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They look like the leaves in MY garden {LOL}. Whatever it is just blows in on the wind and I have to live with it.

I picked some greenies off Little Lucky the day after a frost and they FIZZED at the stem end. I don't think they had rabies {LOL}. Guess I'll call it a day for tomatoes from the garden, but we have done amazingly well this season.

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Update. Lost all leaves, picked all the peppers...pruned heavily and
the puppy bounced back... started producing again with a boat-load of new leaf growth.
A dozen new peppers. In December! Great plant for my pepper challenged self.

Baby Aji is here to stay. Best for us Northerners.

Just pruned it back again and hoping for more. Leaves are most off trees outside now
so it will get some Southern sun if the cloud cover ever lifts.
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