Pepper Plant

Peppers Flower but Do Not Form Fruit

Janice M added on September 3, 2011 | Answered

My pepper plants look very healthy, but while they form flowers, they have little, if any, fruit. They are in raised beds newly formed this year and have good drainage and plenty of organic materials to draw on. Can you give me an idea what I'm doing wrong?

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Answered on September 5, 2011

Peppers typically self fertilize, but weather conditions, like high humidity, can interfere with their self pollination. Attracting bees to the garden can help, or you can help Nature along by doing a little hand pollination. To do this, just take a small paintbrush and swirl it around the inside of the blossom. This will increase the pollination rate if something is interfering with their natural pollination process.

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