My bell pepper plant that I have in a pot has beautiful leaves and looks very healthy. Peppers that have grown to about 2 in. in diameter are rotting. I have watered religiously during this heat wave and have moved it so that it only gets about 5 hrs. of this awful sun. I am at a loss. Please help. Thank you.
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t sounds like a pollination issue. If the peppers are not properly pollinated, they will get soft and drop off the plant at about that size. Peppers and tomatoes pollinate in the same way, so this article will help you:
If you are getting any peppers that are growing and it's rotting only the bottom portion of the fruit, this is blossom end rot. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/pepper/pepper-blossom-end-rot.htm