Top Questions About Chili Pepper Plants

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Questions About Chili Pepper Plants

Asked by
Anonymous on
August 24, 2011

Q. Insect Attacking Peppers/Chilies

I’m having a problem with peppers, as well as chili plants, where it looks like something enters the stem of the plant, about 1 cm above the soil. One only notices when the plant, from practically one day to the next, dies. One can then see a dry brown bit just above the soil inside the stem, which obviously hinders the rest of the plant to get water and nutrients. Could you tell me where I can get an insecticide or something to stop this from happening?

Answered by
weasel on
August 24, 2011
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I have had my share of leaf miners on peppers ,the crazy lines all over the leaves, but i'm not sure what insects you have. I would try neem oil read the label for how long you have to stop before you harvest. I use a brand of neem oil you can use till the day of harvest. I don't know what zone your in but you might have to spray at night and wash it off before the sun bakes your plant . The oil enables the bug to breath. good luck

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Asked by
connie may on
August 28, 2011

Q. What Bug Is Bugging Me and How Do I Kill Them?

My nice pot grown chili plants and hibiscus have been attacked by tiny white jumping bugs and beige patches on underside of leaves. Previously healthy and productive of flowers and chillies.

Answered by
connie may on
August 30, 2011
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thank you-will try the garlic approach

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Answered by
isaac on
August 28, 2011
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well you can make pesticide by grinding garlic go on youtube it will show u how to or u can buy store pesticide but the homemade one is organic

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Asked by
Anonymous on
August 29, 2011

Q. Cubanelle Peppers

Do cubanelle peppers turn red if I leave them on the vine?

Answered by
Nikki on
August 30, 2011
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Yes, they will turn an orange-ish red.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
September 2, 2011

Q. Hot Chili Pepper Problem

My hot chili plant looks really healthy but when its flowers open, they tend to just fall off my plant and they don’t create the fruits. Can you let me know what’s wrong?

Answered by
Nikki on
September 3, 2011
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Asked by
Shobhi on
September 21, 2011

Q. Our Chili Plant Has Spots

The chili plant has white spots that are not like cotton wool all along the bark of the branches. How do we get rid of it? B

Answered by
Heather on
September 23, 2011
Certified Expert
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If you meant that it is like cotton wool, then you likely have mealybugs. This article will help:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/mealybugs-white-residue-on-plants-leaves.htm

If you did mean it is not like cotton, then it is likely a fungus. Treat the plant with a fungicide and that should clear it up.

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Asked by
devendra on
April 6, 2012

Q. About Chili/Capsicum

Why capsicum fruits are small in size after 1st flush picking?

Answered by
Heather on
April 8, 2012
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This would have to do with the plant putting all of its energy into the initial crop of fruit. It exhausts its stores of nutrients and energy and produces smaller fruit after because of it. Try giving the plant a light dressing of fertilizer while it is in its initial flush and this should help the plant build up its stores and produce well after that.

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Asked by
big al on
April 13, 2012

Q. When Do I Pick My Red Chili Peppers

When do I pick my red chili peppers and will this help them grow more?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 14, 2012
Certified Expert
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You can pick the chili peppers about 45 to 55 days after you see them bloom. Feel the growing chili peppers and see if they feel thin or if they feel as they should, somewhat firm.

Another clue is the color of the pepper. Most varieties turn red once they're ready to harvest. However, if your variety is supposed to turn orange, then you would wait for it to turn orange. If it's supposed to be green and it’s turning red, however, this could mean you allowed it to stay on the plant too long.

Also, the more you harvest peppers, the more the plant will produce for you.

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Answered by
farmer chick on
April 14, 2012
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i always pick my red chili peppers when they turn red, or can you be more specific about exactly what chili? there are lots of red chilis. the more you pick, the more they put on. at least that has been my experience. :)

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