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Perth Australia
cathrynbabbf
Mar 4, 2018 7:33 AM CST
I have a reaper in it's second year, the first year we got an absolute bumper crop but this year we have not had one chilli.
Do they only fruit once, it is not in a pot but in the ground and is roughly 3 feet tall with a large full canopy, does it need a haircut, should I feed it , it gets watered almost daily, is this too often.
We really had no info with the pant at all, I have people asking me when I am going to have fruit .
Any info on how to grow this beauty will be very welcome.
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Mar 4, 2018 8:22 AM CST
There like tomatoes, they like to go a little dry between watering's. So everyday could be to much.
Are you treating it the same as last year ? Is weather different ? What can you think of different ? Any flowers on it ? How big was it in early spring ? Aren't you in about fall ?
If it's not to late in your season, a hair-cut, could shake it up to do something ! It's worth a try. Or less water. I wouldn't mind a picture, it could help. At least be fun to see.

Hears a pick of my winter garden. Snow peas, and some four year old Collard greens, there about three an a half feet tall. Our winter lows of 25f. Doesn't bother them the least.

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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Mar 4, 2018 4:40 PM CST
Have you been fertilizing? If your fertilizer is high in nitrogen, the plant's energy will be put into growing leaves instead of fruit.

Peppers like to be on the dry side (they are native to the desert regions of Central and South America) - don't water until your plant wilts slightly at sunrise (wilt at sunset could just be the plant's way of dealing with excessive heat).

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Perth Australia
cathrynbabbf
Mar 4, 2018 9:11 PM CST
Thanks for your replies, does it need to be cut right back or just a trim.
It is only watered in the pm as our sun is too hot here in WA to water during the day, I will try leaving it for a few days to see if it makes any difference.
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DaisyI
Mar 4, 2018 9:32 PM CST
Pepper plants don't need pruning unless you feel it needs to be smaller.
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Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Mar 5, 2018 8:17 AM CST
I've never grown reapers, and last summer was the first time growing ghost peppers, but the over-wintered plants have flowerbuds already.

My other hot peppers always produce fine the second year, and the over-wintering always gives them a head start on the season.

As you are already headed toward autumn... Pretty shocking that you've had no fruit.
Did they even produce flowers?

What were your plans for winter? Do you dig and bring in house? Or leave out in frost-free garden?

At my house, I don't have the best luck digging them a second time, I usually just pot up single year plants.

Anyway, stop all the watering, and if you are fertilizing, stop that too.

Hot peppers seem to like it hot and dry, and... Over feeding them tends to burn the leaves...

How many plants do you have?

If I was planning to pot the pepper, I might cut back, but otherwise, I'd beware of too many variables...

How hot is it?
Why have you been daily watering?
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Perth Australia
cathrynbabbf
Mar 5, 2018 10:03 PM CST
stone said:I've never grown reapers, and last summer was the first time growing ghost peppers, but the over-wintered plants have flowerbuds already.

My other hot peppers always produce fine the second year, and the over-wintering always gives them a head start on the season.

As you are already headed toward autumn... Pretty shocking that you've had no fruit.
Did they even produce flowers?

What were your plans for winter? Do you dig and bring in house? Or leave out in frost-free garden?

At my house, I don't have the best luck digging them a second time, I usually just pot up single year plants.

Anyway, stop all the watering, and if you are fertilizing, stop that too.

Hot peppers seem to like it hot and dry, and... Over feeding them tends to burn the leaves...

How many plants do you have?

If I was planning to pot the pepper, I might cut back, but otherwise, I'd beware of too many variables...

How hot is it?
Why have you been daily watering?




Hi, I have been daily watering s it's in with other plants and summers here are in excess of 35 degrees ....Celsius, bordering on 40.
We don't have frost as our winters are usually fairly mild too.
Last year we had so much fruit so it's a little disappointing to not have any this year, it has not been fertalised that much actually. Maybe that's my problem.
Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Mar 7, 2018 2:52 PM CST
95 f to 104 f sounds perfect for hot peppers.

The problem shouldn't be not fertilizing...

What is the soil like?
Sand? Clay?

Do you mulch?

When are you going to take a picture of the plants?

Also....
You didn't answer my question about whether it's been flowering. :(
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