Questions tagged [chili]

Common name for *Capsicum* plants of the *Solanaceae* (nightshade) family, grown for their often hot fruit.

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Is this red habanero plant overwatered and how should I save it?

So I'm quite a newbie in gardening but I decided to plant a couple chilli plants for the summer because I was very interested. This red habanero was planted about a week ago and been on slow decline....
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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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Chilli Plant Leave Tips

My chilli plant is growing however the tips of the leaves are drying, any suggestions ? Is this normal ?
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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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Brown spots around the veins on a hot pepper plant's leaves

I noticed this on some on my Carolina Reaper plants. A lot of the leaves have this kind of spots surrounding the midrib and the veins. The plants grow indoors in 5l pots but I kept them in the garden ...
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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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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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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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How to identify unknown chili plant

I've had a pepper plant for about 2 years now, which was sold to me as a ghost pepper plant when it was a seedling. Lately I've been starting to doubt this identification, as the peppers don't seem ...
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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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chillis going slightly yellow only produced one fruit took it off when it was ripe

chillis slightly going yellow only produced one fruit i took it off when ripe its still flowing but the flowers are dropping and not producing any more fruit
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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 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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Fusing of leaves on chilli plant

I’m growing a Serrano chilli plant indoors in a pot and all of a sudden, it’s starting to grow in a sideways direction and I’ve noticed that there is a bizarre fusing going on between some of the ...
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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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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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Apache Chilies Ripening Time?

I have some Apache chilies, amongst some other, hotter varieties. As expected, they were quick to grow and the first to flower and start producing peppers. They now have some nice and healthy looking, ...
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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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Does anyone know what type of chilli plant this is?

I posted photos here last year but the plant was too young to produce fruit. Here are new photos of the same plant with chilli's growing on it. What type of chilli plant is this? My uncle was told the ...
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Can i prune an habanero in may?

Soo i bought this plant already developed, assuming it was planted in mid February, can i snip off the top of the plant or it already invested too much energy in growing the stem? it's about 20 cm ...
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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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Buds don't blossom on Chilli plant ( bud drop )

I have a green chilli plant. For the past 2 months, the flowers on the plant have never bloomed. There are a lot of buds but instead of blooming, they just dry off. What is going wrong? I water the ...
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White crystal like spot on bottom side of chili leaves

I have a (thai) chili in my kitchen. It seems to be fine overall. One week ago I discovered some white spots on the bottom of the leaves (see image). Whatever it is it does not seem to be moving. It ...
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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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Why are the leaves on my chilli plant turning 'silver'?

The leaves on my chilli plant have recently started turning silver, (as below), they also become thinner and have an 'elasticy' quality to them. Any idea what is causing this? Factors to consider: ...
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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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What type of chilli plant is this?

A friend gave me some seeds from a chilli which have now produced some fruit. I would like to know what type it is. He thinks it might be "bhut jolokia" or "carolina reaper" but is not sure. After ...
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Carolina Reaper leaves colour doesn't look correct

I have a couple of Carolina Reapers I'm growing hydroponically but the big one's leaves look I think the wrong colour.. Is this the correct colour? If not what do I need to do to rectify it? I've ...
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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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Chille Plant buds are falling

I am from Mumbai. This photos I took in winter. My chille plants buds are falling after flowering. I daily watered less to plants. I put fertilizer every two months.I want to know how polinated ...
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Why does this chili pod have spikes?

I got some hot pepper seeds off the internet earlier this year and managed to get a couple of plants to fruit. The two plant that I've kept were supposed to be scotch bonnets and lemon drop peppers. ...
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Is my chili plant infected?

I have a 50 days old chili plant in the balcony. Yesterday I noticed some white formations on it. I am not sure if my plant is infected by some pest. What do you think this is? And how can I deal ...
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Red chilli plant, do I have a problem and how do I fix?

My chillies were growing fine but all of a sudden have started to develop this yellowing (soft/hollow to touch) near the tips of some of my chillies, would anyone have any ideas as to why this is ...
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Why is my chilli plant so leafy and small?

I planted some Serranos back in mid may, and at first I thought everything was going great. But after a while they began to slow down and appear to have gone leafy. Friends have planted later than me ...
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How do I save my chilli plant

I was away for a couple of days and I guess the weather was hot here, so when I came back my chilli plant had dried up, picture below. I have watered it now, but the plant hasn't perked up. The ...
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Which plants relate simbiotically to chillis?

I have been reading about symbiotic plants and mutualism and I am wondering which plant to introduce to the pot of my perennial chilli plant. Any hints? thanks!
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Why are the leaves of my young chilies turning yellow and dying?

Here are my Capsicum chilies. There are a month and a half/two months old. For some reason, some are growing faster than others. The ones not growing much have leaves which turn yellow. After a few ...
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What is happening to my chilli plant? How can I help it?

Some white spots appeared recently on my Twilight chilli plant (indoors), on some leaves brown spots start appearing in the middle. First I thought - aphids, but it doesn't quite look like insects. Or ...
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Avoiding chilli cross-pollination

I've watched a few YouTube videos on the subject of growing chillies. In one of the videos the author is growing several varieties of chillies in the same greenhouse which is what I'm doing. To ...
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Will chili fruit ripen if it's a bit cool?

I had a bunch of chilis come in around Feb/Mar and since in Auckland NZ (Southern Hemisphere). When should I harvest? It's a very temperate climate and we only got 1 minor frost last year. Ideally, I'...
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Is this a chili disease or just bad treatment?

Some days ago I found out that my chillies had some kind of small worms-looking things. Probably thrips or something else. And I had some kind of flies. I sprayed them with soapwater. Some of the ...
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What variety is this chilli plant?

I got it in a 'grow your own chilli in a tin can' but it didn't have a variety.
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Is it too late to top this cayenne chili plant?

I'm trying growing out chilies for the first time (well, first time from seed, last year I bought some and aphids obliterated them after one happy month), and I'm having some mixed success. The ...
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What kind of pepper is this?

Friend gave me some seeds that she had stored for a while. I planted them and they grew into this beautiful chili plant. We have no idea what kind of pepper it is exactly. The fruit is relatively ...
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Chilli plant not bearing fruits

My Chilli ( type, unknown) plant has 30+ flowers but no fruits. It has couple more symptoms which might be related. Would appreciate any help solving this. It is outdoor. I do see insects hopping ...
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Carolina Reaper problem

I have a problem on a Carolina Reaper. It's +- 2 months old. I grow them indoors(living room, +- 20 degrees celcius) under a 45 Watt LED grow panel (50 cm above the plants). I use universal potting ...
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What kind of chilis have purple, red and yellow fruit?

My grandmother planted these chilis (see pic) last year, however she was expecting a different plant. I really liked the look of them, they are like flowers, so colorful. I'd like to know the breed, ...