anchordown
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Location: Reno, NV

Peppers flower but don't fruit...

I have a variety of pepper plants here in Reno, NV. They are all doing well, and a few have already produced a few peppers that ripened.

Most of the plants are flowering now but none of them are turning into peppers. What prevents this? (I even have used a small paint brush to self-pollinate as recommended on this forum...)

Thanks!
Donald
Gardening Zone: 5b (clay is common)
Reno, NV
Peppers are my passion.

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Roger
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Location: North Georgia

One reason could be extreme heat/humidity fluctuations; either will cause peppers to temporarily 'go on hold' and will disrupt proper pollination, especially humidity. I've noticed that usually fruit setting improves after three or four days of consistent weather, sometimes longer.

There could be other reasons though, that I am not so familiar with.

anchordown
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hmmmmm. it is pretty consistently dry here in reno. we're in the "high desert".

any other ideas?
Gardening Zone: 5b (clay is common)
Reno, NV
Peppers are my passion.

mbaker410
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All I can say is that out of all my plants my peppers took the longest to do everything! From sprouting as seedlings to flowering to fruit. They were behind everything.

However once they started they took off and the same goes for fruit. Once it stops it just takes off.

So maybe its just a waiting game like it was for me.

Mike

anchordown
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Possibly...

The weird thing is, I got about a dozen peppers right off the bat (after first flowers showed up).

Grrrrrrr.
Gardening Zone: 5b (clay is common)
Reno, NV
Peppers are my passion.

kittenbitten
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I am having trouble with peppers as well. Mine has had one tiny fruit so far. I think it was less than an inch long and then shriveled. I water everything regularly. Someone mentioned the humidity. I live near Memphis, so it is really humid here. Is that a problem?

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