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Q.Habanero Chilies Fall Off Plant Before Maturing

Zone Thailand | dkg224 added on December 31, 2019 | Answered

My habanero chilies as well as other varieties seem to go through this same cycle. They produce lots of flowers and peppers (about 50), but as they mature, only a few make it to full maturity, the rest start dropping off the plant and the top of the plant stops to grow and turns a bit yellow. Then about 3 weeks after all the chilies fall off, the plant will start to grow nice and green again and produce flowers and chilies and go through the cycle again.
I never had any problems growing chili peppers in Northern California but now I live in a humid tropical location and can’t get them to grow properly.

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Answered on December 31, 2019

This looks a bit like, both, phosphorus and magnesium deficiencies. It could indicate a true deficiency or it could indicate a pH imbalance.

Testing pH first, would be recommended. After, you can test for deficiencies.

These articles will help:



This article will help you to grow Habaneros: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/pepper/growing-habanero-peppers.htm

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