The Q&A Archives: The lost flowers

Question: I am new to VA and it has been hot. I planted several different varieties of peppers in a small backyard. They have all flowered but the flowers are falling off before the fruit sets. Any sugestions how to remedy this situation?

Answer: The flowers on peppers and on tomatoes can be rendered sterile in really hot weather. There's a spray you can purchase (blossom-set) and spray on the open flowers, but if you just wait a week or two the temperatures will probably regulate and your plants will set fruit.

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