Anthracnose (ripe rot) (Colletotrichum capsici)
Anthracnose caused by Colletotrichum spp. is a major problem of ripened fruits. The fungus produces dark, sunken spots up to 2.5 cm across on sweet pepper. The spots occur on green and ripe fruits and their surface may be covered in moist weather with salmon-pink mass of spores. The fungus is seed-borne.
- Use certified disease-free seeds.
- Hot water treat own produced seeds. For more information on hot water treatment
- Practise field sanitation (removal of crop debris after harvest).