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My green peppers have black at the stems of almost every branch. Is there anything I can do to save them?
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I'm not sure if the color at the stems are a true problem, many peppers do have color variation along stem. This isn't enough information to make a diagnosis or be able to give you an answer to save them. Please bring in a sample and we can try to identify and send you recommendations.
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If you can't bring in a sample, a digital photo of the problem can be sent to me, to help you figure this out.
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