Leafy Hot Peppers - Knowledgebase Question

Polson, MT
Question by dalexander6
July 16, 2000
What causes hot peppers to produce lots of leaves and no fruit.


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Answer from NGA
July 16, 2000

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Peppers need warm soil, warm temperatures (50 to 90 degrees), and full sun to grow their best. They are heavy feeders and need a rich soil along with an even supply of moisture. Fruiting will stop or slow if the temperatures vary too far from between 70 at night and about 80 in the daytime. Peppers also have a long lead time before they begin to flower, so it may be normal.

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