Pollinating Peppers - Knowledgebase Question

Cohoes, NY
Question by christy_cali
March 22, 1999
I have three habenero (not sure if I spelled that right) pepper plants that I had outdoors. I have since brought them indoors, and while they are very healthy and I have lots of flowers, I don't have any peppers. Is it because they are not getting pollinated? How can I pollinate them?

Answer from NGA
March 22, 1999


Sometimes failure to produce peppers is caused by blossom drop -- blossom drop can occur for a variety of reasons including overly dry soil or cool temperatures. Assuming those are not the case, many gardeners have good luck pollinating by using a soft paint brush or the like.

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