Questions tagged [chili]

Common name for Capsicum plants of the Solanaceae (nightshade) family, grown for their often hot fruit. Use this tag with questions about caring, propagating and identifying chili varieties.

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White patches on chilli plant leaves - leaves dying

I've moved my chili plants to a brand new greenhouse after growing them from seed indoors and within days they've developed these white patches on the leaves, some of them followed by chlorosis and ...
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Chilli pepper seeds with dark cores: viability?

I have a ripe crop of serrano chilli peppers (Capsicum annuum). I'm planning to save some seeds for a future crop, and have done some research on what I need to do to dry and store them properly for ...
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Cayenne-type chili plants: yellow spots on leaves and 'spider web' on stems

It has been a while my chili plants show these symptoms. It seems relatively under control as they are not dying or dropping many leaves, but I'd still like to fix the issue if possible. Symptoms are: ...
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6 month old Chilli plants are struggling after a strong yield

My chilli plants seem to be having a tough time recently and I can't work out what the problem is. 1 Scotch Bonnet plant seems to be dropping a lot of leaves and yellowing, the other two are mostly ok ...
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What Kind of Leaf Burn is this on my Bell Peppers?

These Bell peppers are nearly a year old and about a foot tall. They come from seeds from eating peppers from the supermarket. They have lived most of their lives indoors starting July 2021. I live in ...
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brown/yellow discoloration on chili leaves

Strange discoloration on my chili plant started small but now getting fairly noticeable. Wondering what might cause this.
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Chilli plant Potted in the balcony

1My chilli plant leaves are getting wrinkly. I live in Melbourne, Australia. They are in a pot in the balcony. This has been going on for a few weeks. Being watered everyday. Have sprayed them with ...
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Chilli plant showing deformed leaves with brown traces under leaves

I am having trouble finding what is causing my chilli plant to look unhealthy. My googling suggest it may be a pest problem but there are no signs of pests on the plant. I have briefly seen the odd ...
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Chilli Plant turned brown

I need help to revive my chilli plant. The plant was beautiful and produced lots of chiili in summer.when winter started leaves dried out as expected. Now the winter is almost over with last minth ...
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What are these streaks on my chili fruits?

I'm growing some capsicum baccatum chili in pots on my well-lit balcony, and they have grown very well, producing plenty of fruits. The leaves are healthy, with no marks of any kind. However, I've ...
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White speckle on chilli plant

I've found these white speckles on my chilli plants and at first thought it could be Edema, but then I found these larger furry things on the top of the leaves and can't work out what they are, as ...
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What is happening to my Chilli plants?

My new Chilli plant leaves are having light and dark pigmentation with shriveled leaves. How can I fix this?
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New Pepper Plant leaves with light green patches

The new leaves are having light and dark green pigmentation. Can someone please guide me on this?
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Why do my chili leaves turn white?

Why are chili leaves turning white? Did I spill the plants or do they lack enough nutrients?
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What is happening with my chili?

Helly guys! These little dots (touch like spikes) appear on my chili leaves, it looks healthy but I want to prevent the risk to lose my chili, do you have any idea what is the problem and how can I ...
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How much air flow for indoor plants (capsicum chinense)?

My plants sit on south-facing window sill in the gap between the glass and blinds closed (very little air flow). The window is on street level of a fairly busy street so the blinds are closed, and as ...
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After germination, how warm do chilli plants need to be?

How does temperature affect the growth of the chill plant after germination? I am currently working on the understanding that to germinate, chilli seeds need to be kept at 25°C during the day for 12 ...
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How long do chilli seeds need to be at 25°C to germinate?

I’m able to economically maintain my greenhouse at 25°C for about 4 hours during the day. Generally speaking, is this enough for optimal germination of chilli seeds? Or, do you need to have prolonged ...
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Pepper Plant leaves Wilting, please help

Recently bought a pepper plant and transplanted it into a pot. Mulched over the top since its been in the high 80s F recently and I didn't want the soil drying out. Its only been in the pot half a ...
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Can you help me prune my chilis?

I'm new to gardening, this is the second time for me trying to make a vegetable garden. Last year I bought a plant of chili and it grew very big. Some branches became very long at the bottom and with ...
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Is there a defiency or a disease in my chili plant?

My 4 week old chili seedlings, various sorts, have started to develop weird almost see-through spots. So as you can see the leaves have multiple small spots, where I assume no chlorophyll was ...
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Chili flowers wilting few days after opening

I have 20-odd chili plants (capsicum frutescens) indoors. Planted seeds last year around June. I think initially the plants were struggling with humidity, so I started spraying water in the air daily (...
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Why does my chili plant look like someone painted it beige?

What the heck is going on with this? Is it sun damage, or did I burn it with too much fertilizer by accident? It looks like somebody painted the leaves beige, but it doesn't rub off. Also, does anyone ...
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Hydroponic Chilli plant deficiency

I've been experimenting with hydroponics chili but no success. Here are some pics. There is no infection or bugs for sure but seems like deficiency of nutrition. Flowers grow but rot very easily and ...
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Help me identify my Chilies

I need some help please, I grow my own chilies and I am struggling to identify them and not sure what they should look like for picking, what colour should they be?
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Overwinter chillies

Are my chillies dead or will they come back in the summer??
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What is the disease in my chilli plant where the leaves of only one plant is becoming yellow?

I have several chilli plants in my yard but out of these 10 plants only one plant is exhibiting this problem. These plants are almost 4 months old. Unable to find a match for the photos from any ...
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Why are the flower buds in my pepper plant wilting and falling off prematurely?

I'm growing long Indian pepper variety. I have taking good care of my pepper plant by regularly fertilizing them every 30 days using npk 20:20:20 and applying liquid seaweed every 15 days with the ...
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Chilli never bloom but buds turn green

My chilli plants never bloom, instead it becomes some green bud and that’s it. What is happening??
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Does cold kill whiteflies and their eggs?

I've discovered some nasty whiteflies on my chili peppers. I'm keeping my plants indoors. my question is if I expose them to cold outdoor temperatures (below 5 or 10 degrees Celsius) does it kill ...
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Brownish marks on upper surface of chilli leaves gradually forming lesions

I have a young ghost chilli growing in a pot outside which is displaying browning on the upper surface (but not on the lower surface) of its leaves, primarily along the veins at the base of the plant. ...
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Overwintering chilies

I planted some chili plants at the beginning of the season and they have done very well so far. Had quite a good crop. The varieties are Apache, Carolina Reaper, Chocolate Habanero and Trinidad ...
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Why do my pepper leaf curl

I never seen any pepper's leaves curling like mine, is it sick badly?
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What are these bugs and spots on my Chilli Plant

Recently I started growing Chilly Plant from seeds. I started to see these black, white bugs along with shiny spots on leaves and under leaves. A lot of leaves started to fall. Can anyone help me ...
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Why are my green pepper plant leaves deformed from the top?

I live in Toronto, Canada. I have noticed some of the leaves of my Green chilli plant curling at the top, always towards the side. Also, some leaves are deformed. It would be great if you can help me ...
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What kind of chilli is this that grows upwards?

This is a chilli I grew from some left over seeds. It's chillies grow upright. It's flowers are white on the inside and have purple lines on the outside. Any idea what kind of chilli it is? Update: ...
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What kind of chilli plant is this?

I grew this chili plant from some seeds I had from some left over dried chillies a couple of years ago. It is now around 4 months old and has these nice chilli peppers. By the looks of it, it seems ...
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Purple rash on Espelette Pepper leaves

This is my first time posting on this stack, so excuse any ignorance! I have been growing Espelette Peppers in Paris (France) under a grow light during the colder days and hardening them off to our ...
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Why are my chili flowers small?

Hi, I've been growing Aji Amarillo in zone 3, indoor since 15, February. It's my very first time growing chili. I only took them out when day temperature was little bit above 20, but I forgot to take ...
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Why have my Chilli Pepper plants started to develop small slightly translucent spots/blotches on the leaves?

See the photos attached of the leaves. I planted these chilli peppers about 2 months ago (march 2020) and they have been sat on my windowsill. We've had relatively hot and sunny weather for the UK ...
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Rusty brown spots on the leaves of chili plants — what could be the reason?

I've already had this problem last year but still have no idea what causes these ugly rusty spots on my chilies' leaves :/ Do you have any suggestions?
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What happened to my green chili leaf?

I recently planted a few Asian hot chilies. It is completely indoor and beside the window. They got morning sunlight. I watering them every other day. In the last couple of days, I noticed a few ...
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Post Overwintering chilli

Hi my two chillis had an ok summer.. they came in a bit late and had some light and water through winter Basically they’ve lost leaves and appear to have some growth nodes at the base... shall I save ...
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Chilli plant leaves disease

My chilli plant leaves seem to get some white shiny spots on them and then go brown and die off. The pics don’t look like anything I’ve seen from googling; is it rescueable? Thanks! Malcolm
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What are the spots on my chili plant?

this is my first vegetable plant and I have no idea what to do or if this is something normal. My plant has white spots on older leaves and they turn brown over time. Anyone here who has seen this ...
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Planted chili seeds in regular garden compost: should I dig them up and start again?

I ordered a variety of types of chilli seed (habanero, jalapeno, anaheim) because I can't buy these types of chilli here. I've never grown anything from seed before, so I think I approached this a bit ...
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First time chilly grower! Advice and tips?

This is my first time growing anything so I decided I'll start with something that I really like to eat as well. These are Apache chillies. Germinated my seeds in a propagator, in peats, temperature ...
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my chilli plants have spots and holes appearing on them

I have white spots which turn brown and in some cases holes form and the leaf withers and falls off eventually. I haven’t had any issue with fruiting, there has been plenty. I water once every one or ...
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Chilli plant help

Hi I’ve had this chilli plant for about one year. Only one part of the Y has flowered and grown chillies. It seems all the energy went into producing the chillies and this part of the plant lost ...
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Why are my chiles going slightly yellow and the flowers dropping?

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! enter image description ...
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