I’ve noticed on some of the habanero peppers we have harvested, that when we cut the fruit open, some of the seeds are black. Do you know what is causing this, and are they still edible? Cindy.
Answer: Well this took a little research and deferring to a pepper expert. Apparently habaneros have a tendency for development of a mold. His comment was, “If squeamish, then avoid them. If you are processing further, like cooking, then they are harmless.”
So, depending on how rampant the infection, you might be able to salvage parts of your harvest.
The previous dry season is the culprit.