Questions tagged [peppers]

Usually refers to New World Capiscum plants of the Solanaceae (nightshade) family, but can also refer to plants such as black pepper (Piper) and pimenta.

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How can this limp hot pepper plant be saved?

I recently repotted my pepper plant, and ever since, it's suffering from limp leaves. My guess is that I did too much damage to the roots when repotting. Supporting this theory is the fact that when I ...
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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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What is causing this on my pepper plant?

Can someone help me identify what is happening to my poor peppers?
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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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Any hope for these pepper seedlings?

I don’t know what happened, but these two pepper seedlings have gone completely limp. They’ve been in this state for a few days and still seem to be clinging to life. There is no sign of insects or ...
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What are these insects on my pepper plants?

They seem to have come out of nowhere in the past week.
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Why is my pepper plant suffering?

My pepper plant, which is planted indoors in a 31cm Ø pot, has been suffering increasingly over the last few weeks to months. I've had the plant since the end of May, and it seemed pretty happy in the ...
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Once I stop removing my pepper plant's flower buds, how long will it take for fruit to mature?

I live in zone 5a, with a fairly short growing season. I'd like to try to maximize my hot pepper harvest by continuing to remove flower buds (to promote plant growth), while still allowing for enough ...
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What are these brown spots on my sweet peppers (fruit)?

This has just happened in the past two days. I accidentally smeared wet dirt on them while tending, but surely this isn't a result of that?
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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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Why does my pepper plant have a few leaves turning over? Not curling

I have a young Bontempi pepper plant that is kept in the greenhouse, has no sign of pests and is well watered. The main of the plant looks really healthy. But for some reason 3 of the original now ...
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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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Very small black dots/dents in new pepper leaves

this is my first time posting here and I've scoured the internet for days. This is only a problem on the relatively new leaves on my Trinidad Scorpion and Carolina Reaper. They are small black dots ...
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Parts of pepper leaf became watery in after a cold and wet day

It has been cold(50F) and rained quiet a bit today and yesterday. One of my pepper plant's leaf have become "watery". parts of the leaf is wet and soft to the touch and slightly transparent, ...
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White dots on pepper plant leaf. Which nutrient/fungal problem?

Consider the attached pictures of some leaves of my pepper plant. There are white dots on the backside of the leaf which correspond to regions of mild translucency on the face of the leaf. Further, ...
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What is the most likely problem with my hot pepper plants?

I'm trying to keep my Carolina Reaper pepper plants alive. We've had lots of rain, and there is good drainage at the bottom of the planters. I've put down slug plugs and spray them with insect oil. ...
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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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Unexpected wilting and leaves curling in a serrano pepper plant

About 5 days ago, I noticed that one of my 5 serrano pepper plants that a planted in a 10l container started to wilt a bit with some leaves that started to curl. After searching on the internet, I ...
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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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What is the best way to pollinate peppers?

I've got six Carolina Reaper pepper plants that I've planted from seed. Two of them have peppers (the smallest plants), and the remaining ones have flowers but are dropping them unpollinated. If I ...
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Pepper leaves curling

this is my pepper plant, it's been curling up like this for a time and the flowers are not producing any peppers (i hand polinate it). is this a virus? is it cureable? ty for your help
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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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Pepper leaves are dry

I live in Israel and this pepper plant leaves are falling out (but little ones are growing back) would appreciate any help!
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anyone know what pepper this is?

Hi I'm growing this guy under lights but the seeds I had were labeled "jalapeno!"
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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 there is shiny substance around the border of my pepper plant leaves?

I planted some Serrano pepper plants few days ago. The plants were growing fine until I saw a transparent substance coated around the borders of few leaves. I tried to scratch some with my nails but ...
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What's causing my pepper plant leaf to curl downwards?

This is grown indoors. No insects except fungus gnats. The plant's color is a healthy green with no spots or yellowing. The bottom set of leaves were also curling downwards when the plant was about ...
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Any way to save peppers after super early frost?

We just had an early September snow (two nights below freezing) here in Colorado. I did get some cover over my beds to keep the snow off the plants, but it was much to big to really work as a ...
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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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Anyone know what kind of pepper plant this is?

The pepper starts out green, then turns purple.
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Hot pepper plant leaves are yellowing on the edges and curling at the tips

The leaves on my chili plant have started yellowing on the edges and the tips are wrinkling up. This is happening on the upper/new leaves. The plant is still producing chili's.
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I am trying to identify a hot pepper plant in my garden

I got a bag with a variety of hot pepper seeds. I cannot identify this one type that is growing in my garden. The peppers are growing upwards and are a bulbous green right now. I need to know what ...
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Green Pepper Plant with Blossom End Rot

The peppers on my green pepper plant have Blossom End Rot. Can I cut off the bad part and eat the unblemished part? I have one plant growing in a planter. It is in direct sun most of the day. With ...
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Why do peppers grow poorly in Northern US?

We live in Upstate New York and have happily gardened between (about) Ithaca New York and Boston Mass. (so let’s say zone 5b-6a). When growing peppers (of all kinds), our experience and in the ...
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Need some help for growing Carolina Reaper

I'm into hot and spicy thing, so I have targeted at this pepper. I live in Southeast Asia with tropical climate, I wonder if It is possible to plant this Carolina Reaper. If it does, how do you plant ...
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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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Pepper plants are showing strange, deformed new growth, what could it be? Virus? Deficiency? Herbicide?

New-ish gardener here! This year I have planted 5 varieties of peppers in a brand new raised bed in central Arkansas (zone 7b). Fill for the raised bed is 100% compost purchased from a local plant ...
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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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Carolina Reaper and Scorpion pepper leaves yellow and spotty?

So I planted a couple of Carolina Reaper(bottom two pictures) and scorpion pepper (top picture) plants in my garden this year. I transplanted them outdoors around a month ago today. I'm not super ...
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Should I prune suckers from Bhut Jolokia?

I have a 15-20 cm Bhut Jolokia planted together with a slightly smaller Bhut Jolokia in a pot and they're both growing a lot a suckers (see pictures). In contrast, I also have some Malegueta plants ...
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DIY Kratky method hydroponics for growing Tomatoes using Milk Jugs

I want to make a small setup of non-circulating hydroponics by Kratky method for growing Tomatoes/peppers using Milk Jugs. Due to COVID, I would like to get all the necessary items delivered home. So ...
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Does the color of the pepper seeds correspond to its viability?

I cut open a organic Shishito pepper and noticed that its seeds had varying colors. It ranged from white, to brown, to black. How does the shade of color correspond to its viability? I'm planning on ...
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What should I do if my pepper plants got too strong of fertilizer and they are wilting?

Basically, I added too much fertilizer to my pepper plants unknowingly. I thought it would help them, but the ends of the pepper plants are starting to turn brown and their stems are weak. Also, one ...
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Need help! What's wrong with my peppers? Brown on underside of leaves

I'm a beginner and this is my first year growing hot peppers. A few of my peppers have started to become brown under the leaves and the plants slowly begin to look sickly. I've looked for similar ...
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Are seeds inside dried peppers still viable?

I'm trying to grow the Carolina Reaper chili pepper. Searching for "carolina reaper seeds" on Amazon shows quite a few scams. Some reviewers say after waiting months for the pepper to grow, they ...
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Help identifying species of vegetable garden pest

I am having trouble determining what type of pest has invaded my vegetable garden. It has started with the bok choy and is working its way toward the peppers and herbs. Please advise.
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Something is eating the leaves on my pepper plants. Any idea what it could be?

Something is eating the leaves on my pepper plants. Any idea what it could be?
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pepper pest problem

can anyone help me out with the problem on the pictures? One of the pictures shows a bio insecticide I allready tried twice, but it doesn't help. I don't know what kind of pest it is nor what I can ...
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White coating on bottom side of pepper leaves

I just noticed this white coating on the bottom side of a few leaves of my pepper plant. I can not wipe it off. Is this some kind of fungal disease or some pest? Edit: I made some more images using a ...
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What is causing these circular spots on my pepper's leaves?

I recently posted about a pepper plant that I got from the local market. Lately, I have noticed circular whitish-brown spots on a lot of the leaves and this seems to be gradually spreading to other ...
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