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Q.Pepper Plants Death After First Harvest

Zone 33018 | Anonymous added on May 23, 2022 | Answered

Plants are from seeds, from grocery store sweet peppers. They sprouted and grew up just fine. They produced a lot of flowers and peppers, beautiful mature plants for about 3 months. Suddenly, yellowing and falling leaves; dropped the flowers and the small peppers got stunted as well as the whole plants. I have tried fertilizer, antifungal, insecticide…they are dying. From the same seeds I gifted a couple of baby plants to a friend which she repotted in bigger planters. At the same time, her plants and mine started with the same problem. She leaves in another neighborhood. Totally different plant care by another person, but the exact same problem at the same time. Could this be a genetic make up or problem being that these plants are from grocery store peppers?

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Answered on May 30, 2022

That could be a factor. Grocery store plants are often hybrids so you wouldn't get the same plant as the one you took seeds from. It's always an experiment to grow seeds from grocery store plants. Given that your friend had the same experience, I would chalk it up to the seeds.


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