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 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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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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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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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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How to harvest peppers and tomatoes for later use in sauces without harming taste [migrated]

Is there anyway I can pick my peppers and tomatoes now and freeze them immediately for later use to make hot sauces and tomato sauces? I am trying to find the most efficient way to process my pepper ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How long can a bell pepper plant thrive while maintained indoors?

I haven't found anything stating that the plant dies off after producing fruit and it is my understanding that if I keep the environmental conditions correct, continue manual pollination, and add ...
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Pepper plant identification

Need help identifying this pepper. Any help would be appreciated. Got this plant from family when it was a seedling but was given no information.
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Temperature on the radiator

So I am having difficulty sprouting my chili seeds using the ENO method (wet cloth) because I believe the temperature at my place fluctuates too much between 16°C during the day when I'm working and ...
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Why is my Cili padi peppers curling

I've noticed that my pepper leaves starting to curl and not grow. And the peppers that grow are not fully growing. I thought it was over watering, but I don't know.![Cili pida ]1
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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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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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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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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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Washing roots to make sure it has no hidden insects?

My red pepper plant isn't doing too great, so I decided to check the soil and it had dark red worms. I took it out of the pot, and removed all the soil from the roots with a water hose (or so I ...
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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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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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Are there any methods of fixing transplant shock?

It's been 2 weeks since I transplanted my chilli seedlings: Why have my chilli seedlings stopped growing? They don't seem to have gotten over their transplant shock yet. Googling seems to mostly ...
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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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What is causing curled and deformed capsicum and chilli leaves?

I live in western South Australia (Mediterranean climate with sandy, pH neutral soils). I turned over the vegetable garden (history unknown) in August/September, adding Dynamic Lifter for vegetables, ...
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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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Dark brown leisons on the underside of the hot pepper leaves

There are dark brown leisons on the underside of the leaves and the leaves eventually turn yellow and fall off. Leisons are not visible on the upper side, also not water soaked or with a yellow halo ...
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Please indentify this pepper plant

Hello guys, I've actually got this pepper plant from my local "bazaar" or market and its been really bothering me as I don't know the variety. Anyone of you ever encountered this? Thanks!
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What are these tiny black pest on chilli plant

They are really tiny and hard to focus on with a mobile camera. Are they good guys or bad guys? I don't think they are eating the leaves or the fruit, are they here for flower buds?
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Will my Jalapeno produce peppers?

I've been wondering if my plant will be able to produce peppers in this container? Also to my next question, is it really Jalapeno? (bought those on E-bay lol)
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What is damaging my pepper plant?

I noticed about 4 days ago that leaves on one of my peppers got soft and started to hang down a little. I thought that it just needs some water so i watered it along with my 2 other peppers. Today the ...
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My friend’s pepper plant has some odd leaf lesions

It looks like the leaves are being distorted by whatever these lesions are. Any ideas? Viral disease?
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Can I direct sow these plants now?

Since it is quite warm in Florida Zone 9b and will be for a long while, can I direct sow peppers and tomatoes in the garden instead of starting indoors? My plot gets about 6-7 hours of direct sun.
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Pepper plant not blooming\giving fruit

it's been through some times,i've also sprayed it with pesticides but there haven't been any flowers blooming yet. thanks in advance!
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Diseases Wreaking Havoc With Peppers Should I Discard Them?

This post has multiple questions inside that I really need help with identifying what's wrong with the plants and should I remove them, if so, which ones. I'm also curious if any of those issues ...
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White Bead on an indoor pepper plant

I moved my pepper plants indoors to overwinter them and one has recently developed some small white beads on the leaves that I am unfamiliar with. Which pest am I dealing with and how best can I ...
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Should I top or prune these chilli peppers?

Picture illustrates my chilli pepper plants. They are of three varieties; a Kashmiri chilli (the tall ones at the back), a peri-peri (bushy; white flowers with pale green fruits) and a purple variety ...
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Identifying possible causes of struggling peppers

I'm a little worried about a few of my pepper plants, but I'm not certain what's wrong (or what to do about it). I got these pretty late in the season this year and they were almost this size when I ...
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Pepper Plants - Strange Spots and Colouration

Pictures should speak for themselves. 6 Week old pepper plants started from seeds. Are they doing okay? I keep them inside under LED lights. Whats with the purpley colour?
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Help! Why is my pepper plant experiencing dogs vomit slime mold?

I have a potted pepper and tomato plant (I know I need to move one out for more space) but yesterday I walked out and my pepper plant was having its leaves just fall off and my tomato plants almost ...
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Brown Spots on peppers

I have been growing peppers this summer and they have been doing great. The fruit is really starting to take off, but now I have 3 or 4 of my larger fruit getting these brown spots. This is a Red ...
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Capsicum ( Peppers ) leaves have holes, turned yellow, curled no bugs visible

Capsicum ( Melbourne, Australia ), outdoor on balcony in a pot, started to have holes on leaves, turned yellow, curled, but no bugs visible. Has proper drainage, watered around every 2-3 days (may ...
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2 Pepper plants in 1 pot - remove one?

I bought a pepper plant that has 2 plants right next to each other. Should I remove or cut out the smaller plant when I transplant into the ground? Will it grow better with only 1 plant?
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What is happening to my pepper seedlings?

I grew them indoors for about a month then moved then to new pots. I was careful to not destroy the roots as best I could. I also attempted to "harden" them for a few days when it happened to be ...
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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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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 ...