Annie recently reported some trouble with her peppers, and much to my dismay, yesterday I found some similarly affected peppers in my patch on both the Carmen (shown) and Tequila Sunrise peppers. It does not seem to be bothering the Hungarian Black chile peppers, seen on the right. Those plants are loaded with peppers. I sense some stuffed grilled peppers in my future, mmmm.
While picking the affected peppers, the worst affected pepper fell apart and landed on my foot, clad in (thankfully) washable sandals. Eeew! It really slimed me, yuk!
I picked all the affected peppers, and now need to do some research to see what this is, and if I should pull the plants. Is anyone familiar with this affliction?