Pepper Plant

Bell Peppers Fall Off Pepper Plant

Anonymous added on May 27, 2011 | Answered

I live in Redding, CA. It gets HOT, over 100 degrees. I have very healthy looking bell pepper plants, but as the small bells begin to develop, they fall off the plant. I don't over water and I don't get water on the leaves or flowers. Is it just too hot here to grow bells?

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Answered on May 28, 2011

You may simply have a pollination issue. Pepper plants can shed the newly formed blossoms/fruits if the growing medium becomes too wet, too dry. Pepper blossoms are even more sensitive to temperature fluctuations during pollination. When night temps fall below 58 degrees or daytime temps rise above 85, the blossoms or fruit can fall off.

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