peppers - Knowledgebase Question

Lauderdale Lakes, Fl
Question by fth1013
August 31, 2010
Have 8 pepper plants,all have blossoms on them for past month. one has produced peppers(sweet mini).The blossoms are pretty white, does not look like problems just no peppers. What's happening?


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Answer from NGA
August 31, 2010

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If your plants are developing flowers but not fruit, it sounds like a pollination problem. A pollination problem can occur when the weather conditions are very wet or very humid or are very hot. When the air is very humid, this causes the pollen in the flower to become very sticky and it cannot fall down onto the pistil to pollinate the flower. When the weather is very hot, the pollen becomes inactive because the plant thinks that it cannot support the stress of an additional fruit along with the hot weather. I think you'll see more and more peppers being produced as the weather cools down a bit. Just continue to give your pepper plants TLC and eventually they will reward you with those tasty peppers. Enjoy!

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