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Q.Healthy Pepper Plants but No Fruit

Anonymous added on September 2, 2011 | Answered

I live in Minnesota. I transplanted red pepper plants that I had started indoors the end of May. The plants are 2-3 feet tall but have very few fruit and flowers forming. The plants look so healthy that I cannot understand why I do not have any peppers. The few that are there are still green and very small. Could it be something missing in the soil? I figured we have had a pretty warm, humid summer and record rainfall. Frustrated on this. I am not ready to give up next summer, so could use some suggestions.

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Answered on September 3, 2011

Add more phosphorus to the soil. Your soil is probably lacking this and peppers need this to flower. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/phosphorus-plant-growth.htm

If you are seeing blooms or fruit but they are dropping, this article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/pepper/pepper-blossoms-falling-off.htm

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