curly chillies - Knowledgebase Question

widnes, TX
Question by the_mongoose
August 23, 2005
The fruits on one batch of my chilli plants (all the same variety) are curling up, they look like an

Answer from NGA
August 23, 2005


Frankly, I don't know! Because some varieties of pepper are curled like this, my only guess is that maybe the seeds or plants were mislabeled. If the peppers are sound -- not rotting or showing signs of insect damage -- then I can only guess this explanation. Sometimes poor pollination results in mishapen fruits, but since peppers are essentially self-pollinating I don't think this is the case. Sorry I can't be of more help!

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