chilli plants



I have jalepeno, thai chilli, and habanero pepper plants and they have grown tall but have not been producing peppers and some of them havent been budding.

I used fertilzer and water them every 2 days. I live in Tx.

CHILLI PLANTS Why arent my pepper plants producing peppers?

5 Responses to “Why arent my pepper plants producing peppers?”

  1. thataboy85

    How old are the plants! Have they flowered yet! Did the plants come from a reputable place! Are they getting enough sun,there so many variables in this question!

    CHILLI PLANTS Why arent my pepper plants producing peppers?
  2. d.k.

    Might be too much nitrogen in the fertilizer; they have to flower to grow
    peppers, and flowering plants will get all kinds of leaves with too much nitrogen,
    but very few flowers. Try diluting the fertilizer again, if you can’t change it
    to a flowering variety, or, chop up a banana peel good (for the potassium) and spread it around the base of the pepper
    plants. That might do the trick.

    CHILLI PLANTS Why arent my pepper plants producing peppers?
  3. M M T

    Well, it depends on how old the plants are. If they haven’t reached maturity, they won’t be ready to bear fruit. Could be missing nutrients other than nitrogen. Too much nitrogen (usually in fertilizers) will make the plant grow like crazy but you won’t get much fruit.

    Try watering with water and Epsom salts. Epsom salts are magnesium sulfate not salt. Peppers require a lot of magnesium and often a dose or two is all it takes to kick them into blooming and setting fruit. Ratio is 1 gallon water to two tablespoons Epsom salts. Apply every two weeks. Also good for tomatoes.

    CHILLI PLANTS Why arent my pepper plants producing peppers?
  4. Jan Luv

    sounds like to much nitrogen fertilizer, this causes lush green growth but deters blooming and fruit set.

    CHILLI PLANTS Why arent my pepper plants producing peppers?
  5. Hondu

    If the plants are old enough to be blooming, lack of blossoms or failure to set fruit can be caused by a number of things. Nitrogen rich soil, as already mentioned, can promote plant growth at the expense of blossoms. Not enough hours of sunlight can also promote tall plants and no blossoms. If blossoms grow but no fruit forms, it can be from lack of pollination, too little/too much water, too cool/ too hot, (yes, too hot) weather, high humidity, or an imbalance of trace minerals. Don’t use a set time table to water the plants. Wait until the top inch of the soil is dry, then give the plants a thorough watering. Wait until the top of the soil dries out before another thorough watering. Every two days may not be ideal for wherever you are in TX.

    CHILLI PLANTS Why arent my pepper plants producing peppers?

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