There's trouble in the pepper patch. At first I thought it was simply sun scald, as the sweet bell peppers on the west side of their garden spot had the familiar sunken scarring. I was rather surprised they'd been affected, as the leaf coverage was so heavy. Then, upon looking for new peppers throughout the bed, I saw that nearly every pepper was suffering from the same ailment. I'm assuming it's either BER or a fungal infection, probably due to the unusually cold, wet spring weather, and not helped by the fact the peppers are planted so closely together that there is very little air circulation. It's so disappointing, as these are the gorgeous, huge Quadrato Rosso D'Asti red peppers, and they will have to be picked in the green stage. At least they are also a very good tasting green pepper, much sweeter than the store bought varieties, but they will have to be picked, trimmed and used right away.