Pepper Plant – Crinkled Leaves

Q: My pepper plant has very crinkled leaves. Could you tell me what’s going on?

A: Four things can cause distorted pepper leaves: sucking insects (aphids, whiteflies), cold soil, excess moisture, and herbicide damage. If you don’t see insects underneath the leaves, my bet would be on cold soil and excess moisture. We had plenty of both in May. As the soil warms up I think your peppers will grow normally.

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