Growing Chilli peppers, also Hot peppers

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01 Jan 09 jaime (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi! This is the first time we have grown jalapeno chillies and they are growing fine while they are green, but as soon as the colour starts to turn purple/red, the chilli is going soft, almost like they are rotting from the inside out. Can you give me any advise?? Thanks :)
18 Feb 16 John Robertson (Australia - tropical climate)
Well, I'm not really in Australia; I'm in Thailand, but I was not allowed to put that in. Anyway, I have the exactly the same situation you describe. I cut open several and found some kind of grub or maggot inside. A couple of the peppers had small holes, but on many, I could find no holes or anyway these things could have gotten inside. I do not know what they are, but would like to find out what to do about them. It's pretty disappointing to have a nice crop going, then all of a sudden, they look like they are rotting form the inside and drop off. They are similar to the pepper maggot in the US. But as far as I know, those have never made it to this part of the world.
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