ediblelandscapingsc said:If you save wimpy seeds you'll get wimpy plants. Only save seeds from fruit and veggies that have ripened on the plant. Anything else and you'll be disappointed the next year. Anyone interested in seed saving should read "Seed to Seed" by Suzanne Ashworth. It's well worth the money you'l pay for it.
Weedwhacker said:Keith, are you saying there are no other peppers on your plant?
Weedwhacker said:Okay, I think I see what you mean, then... I would give it a shot with the one that fell off, because if you don't try to let it ripen it definitely won't, and I would also put a wire cage of some sort around the plant so nothing can get close to it (like hardware cloth, or garden fencing). Good luck!
keithp2012 said:I just read to keep a banana or Apple near the peppers, the gas emissions trigger faster ripening. Fingers crossed it works and the seed inside is viable!
I've read that about the ethelyne gas emissions from bananas, too. I wonder if it hastens ripening of the seeds in addition to the fruit, though. I never thought about that.