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silkytg
May 4, 2020 1:13 PM CST
I've got my plant marked"sweet pepper" and lo and behold there's a pepper growing on it BUT it looks like a green pepper but it's only about 1/3 as wide and as long as a green pepper. What is it? It looks like a giant jalapeƱo-- that's not a sweet pepper.

The weather is so beautiful and you couldn't ask for prettier days. I hope everyone else has great weather as well!

By the way, how do you attract bees? I have tons of male plants and only a few female. I'm having to pollinate them myself. What's up with that? My plants are lush and green but very little fruit!

Thank you to anyone who helps me. I haven't had a garden in many years and I need all the tips and tricks you can give me!
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gardenfish
May 4, 2020 2:06 PM CST
Welcome! you would need to post a pic of the pepper before a positive ID could be made. Pepper plants are not male or female, they are both, thus self pollinating. Bees can help, but not needed. If you are interested in attracting bees, look on the net for lists of bee plants. If you don't have fruits on your peppers, you may be using a fertilizer too high in nitrogen.
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