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Q.Is there a type of chilli which does not have seeds?

Zone 2111 | miss4eyes1012 added on October 20, 2018 | Answered

My friend gave me some chilli seeds to grow a while ago. However, the chilli that I got now is completely no seeds. Could I please be explained how it could happen?

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Answered on October 23, 2018

Yes, This is an example of parthenocarpy. Peppers are notorious for this, since they are self fertile. Sometimes you will have a pepper flower that did not get pollinated at all. The pepper will still swell, and may or may not get as big, but will lack seeds since it was not pollinated.

Not all of your fruit will exhibit this trait, and is usually a sign of stress, but not always.

This article will give you more information on the proper care of chili peppers: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/pepper/growing-chili-pepper-plants.htm

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