Habanero plant with something that looks like dirt on the leaves and fruit. Growing ok....but seems wilted in areas, almost dry and black almost a graphite looking substance all over. Can't figure out what it is. I will submit a picture tomorrow if that is ok with y'all?
Based on your description, I believe what you have is sooty mold. Here is a link to an article on sooty mold which will give you treatment options:
I have planted orange habaneros for the last three years. This year my fruit is turning white and mushy. I am growing in large containers and I live in Texas and the temperature is getting over 100 each day. The plants have full sun and are putting out lots of fruit, just about 1/3 of it is turning white.
This is likely sun scald.
I would remove the diseased parts of the plant and dispose of.
A row cover or a shade to protect the plants from the harshest sun of the day can help.
Here is a link with more information for you.
When do the habanero plants need to be pruned and brought inside? How do I preserve the plant until next spring?
Though most gardeners grow pepper plants as an annual, you can winter over a pepper plant indoors.
Here is a link with more information to help you.
I have an existing habanero tree but no longer bears fruit, and I have not seen it flower for quite some time now. Is there a chance I can still have fruits on this tree? What to do? Can I cut a root of this habanero tree and plant in a different area this time? Any information will greatly be appreciated. Thank you. Sincerely, Frances Yap P.S. I am from the southern part of the Philippines where it is hot, and June to August is rainy season. Hope this helps. Thanks again.
Thank you. I'll take note of this. I just feel that there is something that I can do with the existing tree that is very much alive but just doesn't bear fruits for few months now.
Though your Habanero is a perennial and it can bear fruit for several years, it can age and not produce over time.
Water only when the soil is dry. Ph of the soil should be between 5 or 6.
I have a habanero chili plant I grew from seed. It has grown well in a shaded environment over the summer and is now about 2 foot tall and producing lots of flowers. Problem is they all drop off and won't fruit. Plant is very healthy looking otherwise but hates direct sunlight. I read they need 6 hours of sunlight each day but here in south Australia we have to deal with extreme heat (105f) and UV in the summers so despite my efforts to introduce it to direct sunlight, after an hour or so the leaves droop and if left any longer will die off. Will my plant still fruit in the shade or do I need to provide a better balance of direct/ambient light? Is it possible some chili plants will not produce fruit at all? My seeds were obtained from supermarket bought pods.
Try to find a morning sunlit area and shelter it from the hottest part of the day.
There can be other reasons for blossom drop on your plant, including lack of pollination and uneven watering.
Here is a link with more information.
My plants are producing peppers that are turning a dark purple in color over the upper part of the pepper.Should I pick them now , or not? Thank you
Habaneros can have different colors when ripe, whether red, orange, or purple. Each pepper is ready to pick when there are no green areas left on it.
Dear Gardening Experts, I am growing Habanero arancio seedling inside the house. They stated germinating in April. (It took about 6 weeks.) They are growing slow. The tempereture is normal (20-22 oC) all the days. They are in the sunny place of the kitchen. (Near the window.) Recently I have recognized that the seedling are losing their leaves and getting smaller. I regularly watering them. Any help would be very much appreciated. Best regards, Pal Perjesi
Make sure the soil is moist but never soggy. Air flow around the seedlings is important. You can set up a small fan.
This article will help you.