The lost flowers - Knowledgebase Question

Virginia Beach, Vi
Question by vincerbrown
June 18, 2008
I am new to VA and it has been hot. I planted several different varieties of peppers in a small backyard. They have all flowered but the flowers are falling off before the fruit sets. Any sugestions how to remedy this situation?

Answer from NGA
June 18, 2008


The flowers on peppers and on tomatoes can be rendered sterile in really hot weather. There's a spray you can purchase (blossom-set) and spray on the open flowers, but if you just wait a week or two the temperatures will probably regulate and your plants will set fruit.

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