growing green peppers - Knowledgebase Question

cheektowaga, Ne
Question by jolkowski
July 6, 2009
my plants get buds but i never get the actual pepper what am i doing wrong

Answer from NGA
July 6, 2009


There are a number of reasons for peppers to be slow in producing, ranging from temperature ranges at the seedling stage to the ambiant temperatures to the variety you are growing to an overabundance of nitrogen. In order to produce peppers your plants must bloom, and too much nitrogen can induce the plants to produce more foliage rather than flowers. If your pepper plant is opening flowers but not developing fruits, lack of pollination may be a factor. Insects transfer pollen but if the weather is really hot, the pollen may not be viable. As long as your pepper plant is otherwise healthy and is growing new leaves and producing flowers, there's not much else you can do, other than just be patient. As soon as everything is just right in terms of temperature, plant maturity, and insect activity, you should eventually get peppers on your plant. Hope it's soon!

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