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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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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 ...
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What pepper varieties have the longest shelf-life?

I'm looking for pepper plant recommendations. Which pepper varieties keep the longest, or for a really long time (after being picked, unrefrigerated, without being dried)? I'm hoping for 2+ weeks ...
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What are some hot peppers that ripen black on the last stage?

I'm looking for chili pepper recommendations: what are some chili peppers that ripen to black on the last stage of ripening? I know plenty that start green, turn black and then turn red, but I want ...
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Am I pruning my pepper plants optimally?

I usually prune my pepper plants at the start of winter, just above the second set of nodes. I have been doing this for about eight years now and I'm interested to see if there is a better or more ...
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Optimal temperatures and light times for pepper plants

Day/night temperatures? How much light is too much? Right now I have an indoor pepper plant that is usually 80-90F during the day with 18 hours of light. I'm pretty sure I'm overdoing it as the ...
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What is the world's widest pepper variety?

What is the world's widest pepper variety (including both hot and sweet peppers)? The weight and length aren't in question. Just the width at any point of the pepper (it need not be uniformly wide all ...
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Home-made Solution for White-Spotted Curley Leaves on Pepper Leaves

I had bought 10 pots of peppers a while back. Not all of them seemed healthy, but since they had the fruits, I thought I can use the fruits and bin the pots if I can't keep them. I was keeping them in ...
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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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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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Bugs eating my yellow bell pepper

For some reason my yellow bell pepper plant is dying very quickly. When I first got the plant it was thriving putting out peppers like no end. Now the branches are turning brown leaves falling off. ...
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Dry brown patches on cayenne chilli plant leaves, leaves starting to curl, tiny black spots

Note: I have posted a previous question regarding my chilli plants, its details may help in diagnosing this new issue. You can see it here: White, fur like strands and spots on underside of chilli ...
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White, fur like strands and spots on underside of chilli plant leaves

I am growing scotch bonnet, jalapeno and cayenne pepper plants indoors from seed. The scotch bonnet plants have what looks like white fur growing around the veins on the underside of their leaves. ...
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What is the blossom strategy of chili peppers?

This is my first year growing chili peppers in pots. I would like to know if chili peppers blossom constantly during their fertile growing period, or do they blossom in "waves" all the time or ...
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What is eating my Sweet Pepper plant?

I have an outdoor container garden in Southern Illinois. The pepper plant is on a raised level, surrounded by untouched tomatoes, carrots, spinach, onions, and squash. I have never seen anything like ...
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