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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Scorpion Pepper growth

Backstory Hey everyone, first post in this stack, so sorry if I didn't see an answer to these questions (I did check though). So I have a Scorpion Butch T plant that I bought about 2 months ago (63 ...
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What is this long, thin green pepper?

I think I got the wrong kind of pepper. On the tag it says they are ready at 10cm and yellow. Now they are still green and nearly 30 cm! What kind of pepper is this and how do I know when it's ready?...
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Is it safe to eat veggies grown in soil that has soured?

If soil smells sour will it make garden vegetables inedible? the pot my peppers were growing in didn't drain well. I fixed it, but every time I water them it still smells sour. Are the peppers going ...
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pepper rotting disease

Some bottom rotting is developing on my peppers. I've seen similar stuff on tomatoes, but not yet on peppers. Is this blossom end rot, pepper edition?
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What are these loops on my chillies?

I have a chilli plant that's on its second year of fruit production. On a couple of chillies I noticed these bumps or loops growing out of the top of the chillies. See the photographs below for an ...
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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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Cayenne pepper plants has spotted leaves? What's the cause?

I've been growing Cayenne pepper plants for a while now on my windowsill. They seem pretty healthy, tall, green and they're starting to flower! But some plants leaves are starting to spot. It's like ...
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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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Do super hot peppers blister as they ripen?

Do super hot peppers like the Big Black Mama and Carolina Reaper blister as they ripen?
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Will a low growing cover crop work under tomatoes or other nightshades?

I'm curious if anyone has had any luck with planting a cover crop like clover under tomato/eggplant/pepper plants... I garden organically and have issues with early/late blight that always takes out ...
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Is this a pepper? A weed? An edible weed? [closed]

I have two similar plants that popped up in my vegetable garden in north Florida. At first I thought they were pepper plants, but now I'm having doubts. I did plant pepper seeds that I took out of ...
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Why do my Chili pepper's leaves curl

I have been growing these plants for a while when suddenly their leaves started to curl up, slowly. Is this a sign of root rot? Should I replant with some perlite added? It seems to be getting worse :...
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Why is my pepper plant losing its flowers?

January a year ago I planted my peppers, I put one in a big pot & it produced big peppers all summer. When it got cold we brought it inside & have had it under the grow lights since. Until ...
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Should I cut off the withered parts of my pepper?

I got this little pepper plant recently in now the peppers and some leaves are withering, should I cut those part off?
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How can I get rid of fungus on my pepper plants?

I have multiple Pepper Plants (Buhut Jolokia) and some of them had a little too much water. Now there has grown a white mold on the dirt around the stem and I beleve that the plant is suffering from ...
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Did my peppers cross? (see pictures)

So I'm growing Carolina Reapers and bell peppers in very close proximity to each other. On one of my bell pepper plants there is a strange looking pepper. It looks like a Reaper and its on one of my ...
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Will applying twenty year old cow manure hurt my vegetable garden?

I'm cleaning out my barn. It's old cow manure that's been in there for 20 years. I put a bunch of it on the garden, which has clay soil. I'm growing tomatoes, peppers and onions. Will this hurt my ...
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Is Xanthomonas a host-specific disease?

I grew some volunteer cantaloupes in pots this summer, but they got hit hard by what I believe is Xanthomonas, a bacteria which causes angular leaf spot. I tossed the diseased plants, but I'd like to ...
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Are squash bugs a pepper pest?

So, I grew some zucchini and the squash bugs finally proliferated on it. Today I was in the garden and I saw that there were squash bugs hanging out on my chili pepper plant, which is by the zucchini (...
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What type of pepper is this?

I have a pepper plant and I don't know what variety it is. Maybe someone can help me identify it. Some details about pictures and plant: 3.7 liter pot plant size is ~40 cm (~15 inches) fruit are 5-10 ...
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What do my pepper plants have damaged, curling, and yellow areas on the larger leaves?

I planted peppers from seeds a few months ago, and they have been doing great. Recently I noticed some damage to some of the larger leaves, as well as some curling and yellow areas on them. Any advice ...
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Habanero pepper sunburned?

So it's my first time growing a Pepper and what i noticed is that one fruit started getting little bit dark on one side and then almost all other fruits also got dark. Now i am thinking that is ...
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What's the best way to grow tomato and pepper plants from seedlings late in the season?

I am wondering, is there any best practice for starting tomato/pepper plants this late in the season? To be clear, I am talking about started plants that I am hoping to get heavily discounted from ...
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Identify pepper plant with purple upright fruit

Does anyone know what type of pepper plant this is? After searching a little bit online, my guess would be Numex Twilight but I don't know enough about peppers to be sure. Can someone confirm? Or is ...
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Why are my jalapeño peppers wilting suddenly just at the very tips of the fruit?

Why are my jalapeño peppers suddenly wilting at the tips of the fruit?
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Are there five Fresno pepper fruits growing from this flower?

This picture is of a capsicum annuum Fresno pepper plant. What is happening in this particular flower? Are there five fruits growing from it? How common is this? Is this normal or is this a problem? ...
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Why are my jalapeño peppers turning black?

I have a healthy jalapeño pepper plant but noticed that the peppers have a black patch on them. What could be the reason for that?
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Why is my Cayenne pepper plant losing leaves and curling/burning at tips?

My Cayenne pepper plant has been in relatively good health until about 1 month ago (coinciding with when I harvested its one ripe pepper and also a brief brush with aphids which were eliminated using ...
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What's eating my pepper leaves?

I'm have two bell pepper plants that seem to be attracting a hungry pest. I'm in Phoenix AZ. What insect is causing this damage? Is this a significant threat to the health of the plant? So far it ...
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Why did the leaves of my pepper plant become partly white after transplanting?

I am growing a scorpion pepper plant and I have an issue. Since transplanting, all of the new growth is white. I used miracle gro potting mix. The seedling was previously in a pot with a different ...
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Crippled young leaves on pepper plant

What is wrong with my pepper plants? Some of them are showing deformations on young leaves. See this picture: Some of them are showing small holes or cracks, usually with brown edges. Some have ...
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Are the white sections on my bean plant's leaves caused by white flies?

I have been planting a few beans in my backyard, in a pot. The plants sprout well and start growing well. After a week or less the leaves have these white lines and patches on them. I had pepper ...
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Do I plant miniature hot peppers whole or cut them open and plant just the seeds?

I was given some miniature hot peppers. Do I plant the entire pepper or do I cut it open and plant the seeds? These are so small.
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Correlation between hotter peppers and further ripening [duplicate]

I have read that the more red a hot pepper is, the hotter the pepper. Drying also increases the heat. However my momma says that the more red a hot pepper is, the fruiter it is which suggests that ...
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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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Keep plants alive and healthy, but at a reasonable size?

My fiancée has several plants, including a basil, pepper (as in, green and red), and tomato. There’s also a poinsettia but that one is less of a problem. We live in a small one-bedroom ...
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How should I deal with these ill pepper plants?

I've had these pepper plants for a year and a half now. They weren't 100% healthy when I bought them. The actual plan was to pick the fruits and then bin the plants, but I felt bad doing that! They ...
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Overwintering pepper plants

(Zone 7, Memphis, TN) A friend and I are starting an organic community garden in a nearby neighborhood and are currently building up the soil and laying out plots for next spring. This season, I ...
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Worms in Hinklehatz peppers

I cut open some hinklehatz peppers from my garden today to dry them out and to my (unfortunate) surprise, I found some worms living happily inside a few of them! I stupidly reacted in a disgusted way ...
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Watering container tomatoes while away

I have many 5 gallon containers with tomatoes, courgettes, peppers, herbs, etc. in my garden. I am leaving for 10 days in the middle of August, and nobody will be able to water the plants (also the ...
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What is the value of powdered onion as a fertilizer or soil amendment?

Hypothetically speaking, if I have a whole bunch of onions that I powdered, what value might that powder have as a fertilizer or soil amendment for plants like tomatoes, peppers and cucurbits (just ...
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Pollinating C.pubescens (rocoto) peppers

Inspired by this question, I have grown some rocoto (C.pubescens) from seed. Despite using grow lamps and salt petre, germination rates weren't high, but after only 3-4 months I have some strong ...
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Pepper tree suffering, leaves drying out at the tops, apparently from cold and wind

We have a pepper tree, about 7 to 8 feet tall, that has never been totally well but this winter it started doing especially badly. It appears weak in general, and it is drying out from the tops. In ...
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Hot pepper hybrids: are the seeds of the same fruit the same?

When chilies are cross pollinated amongst different cultivars, it's unclear whether the seeds will be true to the parent generations or something new entirely as I understand it as it depends on if ...
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What should I do with hot pepper seedlings which are less than an inch apart?

I am trying to grow hot peppers seedling in 16 oz cups. I made the mistake (did I?) of putting 3-4 seedlings in each cup, mainly because I sprouted too many seeds. In a few cups I have 2 seedlings ...
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Full-spectrum fluorescent light on hot pepper seedlings

I'm new to starting TAM Mild Jalapeno peppers from seed; this is my first time ever starting any peppers from seed. I was lent a full-spectrum fluorescent light yesterday, and I now have it turned on ...
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Stimulate lower stem regrowth of pepper plant

I've got an indoor pepper plant that has already been through one harvest of 8 peppers. Nearing the end of the first harvest, many of the leaves on the lower stems died off. This may have been due to ...
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Is there actually such a thing as a ripe green pepper?

I grew what I thought was a green bell pepper (it was) from seeds that I grabbed out of a store bought green bell pepper but it ended up ripening to orange bell pepper. While doing some research ...
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Is this a desease or pest on my pepper-seedlings?

Today I noticed on my pepper seedlings that some of the leaves have on their bottom-side close to the steam some light-green-dots. To my uneducated eyes this looks like something is hatching inside ...
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What is causing the weird bubbles on my pepper seedling's stem?

Any recommendations you have would be appreciated. I'm assuming this is bad and will kill the plant? :( The pepper seedlings have been indoors their entire lives (a few weeks). Not all of them have ...