Habanero Chili Plant New Growth Yellowing Or Dying Off
Hello. My habanero chili plants were growing nice and lush green until they started producing flowers. Now In just the last week the new growth tops have yellowed and shriveled or have died. I have changed nothing in the watering/fertilizing routine. I grew chilies many years in Northern California with never any problems. I now live in a more tropical area and have been having problems
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That looks to be a calcium deficiency. You may as well supplement, both, calcium and magnesium to ensure that the calcium gets utilized properly.
DOLOMITIC lime will be your best bet here.Make sure NOT to use calcitic lime, since it does not contain the magnesium necessary for calcium uptake. A large helping of both hands full of the stuff will be plenty.
With peppers, I would also recommend a little ironite as well. This will help to keep the pH a little more acidic, as well as keep any bad microbes out of the soil. Iron will also help the fruits ripen better/faster.
This article will offer more information on habanero care: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/pepper/growing-habanero-peppers.htm