Green Pepper Plants

Green Pepper Blossoms Falling


zulmi51 added on February 10, 2011 | Answered

My green pepper plants have many blossoms but they are consistently falling with their stem. I noticed where the stem attaches to the main
branch, the connection site is brownish-black.


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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on February 10, 2011

There are many reasons why pepper blossoms may drop. This article should help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/pepper/pepper-blossoms-falling-off.htm

In addition, bell peppers often have a purple-black coloration at points where stems meet, but if the black color is solid black and the area is shriveled, or you see cankers on the stems, this would indicate a possible issue. One possibility is a condition called stem scald, which normally happens on the main stem. What happens is a heat source can focus heat on a part of the stem and it wilts. It is known to happen when plastic is used and it focuses the heat onto a part of the stem. This article may also help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/pepper/pepper-problems.htm

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roy
Answered on March 7, 2011

TRY MIXING A TABLESPOONFUL OF EPSOM SALTS IN A QUART OF WATER AND THEN SPRAYING THE PEPPER PLANT REAL GOOD....MAY HAVE TO REPEAT IN 10 DAYS OR SO.....THIS WILL INCREASE YOUR BLOSSOMS AND FRUIT.....AS FOR HOW TALL, DEPENDS ON YOUR SOIL, I NEVER PRUNE ANY PEPPER PLANT....ROY...butchfomby@yahoo.com

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