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Another pepper question

Posted: Sat May 07, 2011 11:47 pm
by Rogue11
I have noticed that my peppers produce a lot of flowers but only a few fruits at a time. Once 2 or 3 peppers are growing the other flowers will keep developing until they become tiny fruits and then within 2-3 days after loosing their flowers those fruits will die and fall off the bush.
Is that normal?
If I remember correctly it was pretty much the same last year. Although at one point I had 5 Big Daddies growing. But that was late in the season.

Posted: Sun May 08, 2011 12:08 am
by Francis Barnswallow
That happens to me too. I just had to pick a smaller pepper off the plant because the stem area of the fruit was rotten. The larger pepper below it is much larger and still doing nicely.....knock on wood.

Posted: Sun May 08, 2011 12:46 am
by Spicy Chicken
Peppers are self pollinating as you probably know, bud drop is caused by over watering, wet feet, too much nitro and not enough calcium or potassium, give them a dose of bone meal or calmag and then lay off the water until you see the plant start to droop a little. I think you should see a difference within a week or so.
For what it’s worth! SC

Posted: Sun May 08, 2011 12:53 am
by Rogue11
thanks Spicy Chicken

Posted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 2:44 am
by Rogue11
Just an update.
Taking Spicy Chicken's advice I added bone meal to all of my pepper plants and adjusted the irrigation system. I started to see results quickly, and a month later my bell peppers have each 7-8 fruits growing with more blossoms forming, and my hoy peppers are just full of fruits (stopped counting at 20).
Thanks again.

Posted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 10:19 am
by slyguy
nice. feels good for something to actually work out doesnt it :)