My chiles going slightly yellow. They only produced one fruit, which I took off when ripe. It is still flowering, but the flowers are dropping and not producing any more fruit!

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If I had to venture a guess, you've got a pollination problem due to lack of air flow and pollinators. That would lead it to produce flowers that drop off. Increasing air flow is as easy as adding a fan to run a few times a day. Adding pollinators might not be reasonable since it looks to be an indoor plant. My old fall-back is to hand pollinate with a small watercolor brush. Just brush each flower every couple of days, spreading the love. It'll do wonders.

The yellowing could be a number of things that I'm not qualified to diagnose.

  • thanks ive put a fan in its not lost any more flowers i think it might of been too much nitrogen in my feed causing the yellowing pf the leaves hopefully fruits again and hopefully not produce only one chilli hopefully get loads
    – Jim o
    Commented Oct 24, 2019 at 22:48
  • if at some point you think this is solved, please mark the correct answer with the green check mark.
    – That Idiot
    Commented Oct 25, 2019 at 11:44

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