On Sunday afternoon, a closer inspection of one of the growing Golden Yellow peppers revealed a strange fuzzy clump growing on the bottom.
It looks like mold to me, and my instinct is to go ahead and pick the pepper, cut that part away, and use the rest, assuming the inside isn’t rotten. But I can’t figure out why it would have mold on it in the first place, particularly since it’s one of the smaller, newer peppers.
A quick Google search yielded nothing. I found a great site with information about many other diseases and pests that affect tomatoes, peppers, eggplants and potatoes, but this particular mold didn’t show up on the list. The molds described on that site included those that affect the plant stalks, the leaves, everything but the peppers themselves.
Before I cut down the pepper, I thought I’d see what you, The Readers and Commenters of the Internet, had as recommendations. Time for harvest? Have any of you seen this before and, if so, do I need to watch for it spreading to other peppers?