teh
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HOT PEPPER SIZE

Hi,

I have been reading that its best to allow Hot Pepper to reach certain size before allowing it to fruit to allow it to produce more and pinch off any new buds during that period when it is growing. Just would like to know what size is the best for it to start fruiting?


thank you?

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stella1751
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I would say let peppers begin fruiting two weeks after being transplanted. However, I have had the occasional plant produce three or four and then stop while those mature. That's unusual, though. Most will keep producing from start to finish.

A lot depends on the individual plant. Two of my plants last year just kept fruiting and fruiting, right up to the end. I got 10 pounds, almost five dozen, Anaheim-type peppers from one of them. In some places, you couldn't see the leaves for the peppers. Another plant gave me three peppers and then stopped producing until those were maturing.

My Shepherd book recommends pinching baby peppers (not flowers) from a few plants while letting the others do their own thing. That way, you will be certain to have peppers all summer long.
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teh
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I see. Cause just afraid that if i let it fruit might cause stunted growth and less peppers

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If you live in Malaysia, are hot peppers perennial?
This post by Lorax regarding how they grow in Ecuador might be helpful for you:
:arrow: https://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=170535#170535

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applestar wrote:If you live in Malaysia, are hot peppers perennial?
This post by Lorax regarding how they grow in Ecuador might be helpful for you:
:arrow: https://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=170535#170535
Hi applestar yes they are mostly parennial. Thanks for the link.

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