The Q&A Archives: Flowering Hot Pepper Plant

Question: I am growing hot peppers for the first time this year (habeneros, chile bombs, hot portugals) and I need to know what to do with the small flowers popping up on the plants. Should I leave them on or remove them? Do they limit the number of peppers per a plant?

Answer: Assuming all goes well, each flower will become a pepper. In my experience it is better to leave them on the plant (if you want peppers). Enjoy your crop -- it sounds like you'll have a big one!

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