Peppers in Hawaii - Knowledgebase Question

Honolulu, Ha
Question by tanakajason
March 7, 2010
Will pepper plants, in warm weather, such as in Hawaii, be able to survive and thrive, while producing peppers all year, possibly for many years?


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Answer from NGA
March 7, 2010

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Technically pepper plants are tropical perennials and can live for several seasons if not subjected to cold temperatures. But, you mileage may vary because most plants are hybrids and may die off sooner. In Hawaii, pepper is a cool-climate crop (65?75oF). Production is low during summer months. When the temperature reaches 90oF, the blossoms seldom set fruit. For best result in dry lowlands, plant peppers in the late fall and winter months and harvest in late winter and early spring. In the cooler uplands, plant during the spring and early summer and harvest in the summer and early fall.

For more complete information you can visit the following pepper growing web page authored by the University of Hawaii:
http://scholarspace.manoa.hawa...

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