Why are my jalapeño peppers suddenly wilting at the tips of the fruit?

  • Can you share a picture please?
    – JStorage
    Jul 22 '16 at 23:02
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Pictures would help on this, but the fruit tips showing distress is often an incipient indicator of blossom end rot in tomatoes, peppers and similar vegetable fruits is often a sign that there isn't enough free calcium available in their growing medium during the fruit growth.

Things that can mess up the calcium availability are:

  1. not enough calcium in the soil
  2. excessive watering
  3. allowing the soil to dry out, followed by a good overwatering
  4. over-fertilizing with nitrogen products or excess sodium/potassium

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