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Q.Pepper Growth

Anonymous added on April 18, 2011 | Answered

I am growing jalapeno, cayenne, and banana peppers for the first time.  I have the plants individually in 10-inch diameter pots. Is this big enough? Do you think staking is necessary?

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Answered on April 19, 2011

If the plant becomes too large and is already fruiting, we would recommend staking the plants: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/pepper/stake-pepper-plants.htm

However, if the plant has not started fruiting, you can prune them. Here is more information on this: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/pepper/pruning-bell-peppers.htm

Be aware though that plant may produce fewer fruit if you prune.

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