Jalapeno Pepper Plants

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  1. Leaf Question
  2. Peppers Falling Off Bush
  3. Jalapenos
  4. Pepper Plants Are Losing Leaves and Have Dark Patches on the Leaves That Have Died.
  5. My Entire Bell and Jalapeno Pepper Raised Bed Has Wilted and Died
  6. jalapenos not hot
  7. Pepper Plant (Jalapeno)
Asked by Anonymous on May 4, 2011
Leaf Question

My bell pepper plant leaves are flipped upside down, and my jalapeno has a goldish tan color on its leaves. What is this and what should I do?

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Nikki
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Asked by Anonymous on May 18, 2011
Peppers Falling Off Bush

What causes jalapeno peppers, not fully developed, to fall off the bush?

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Nikki
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If they are small, it is likely a pollination issue. If they are larger, this is typically caused by under watering.

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Asked by Anonymous on May 26, 2011
Jalapenos

I planted some jalapeno seeds and they have grown about 3 inches high. It seems they have stopped growing though. . . what can I do to help them grow?

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Nikki
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Since you do not want to fertilize seedlings until they have one or two sets of true leaves, as the fertilizer can burn the new roots, you should just make sure they are somewhat moist and have adequate light. After they get some true leaves, you can fertilize at half strength with a balanced fertilizer.

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Asked by Anonymous on June 3, 2011
Pepper Plants Are Losing Leaves and Have Dark Patches on the Leaves That Have Died.

I’m growing sweet bell, jalapeno, cherry hot, and long hots and they are dropping leaves that have dark spots on them. This doesn’t look normal. Temps have been warm and the plants have been in the ground for over a week. Is there something I should do about this?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Black spots on pepper plants are often caused from an environmental disorder, in this case it's likely the hot, dry temps. Have they gotten sufficient water during this time? You can try adding some lime to the soil and then give the plants a good soaking. Also, mulch around the plants to help retain moisture. This is especially helpful when it gets hot and dry.

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Asked by Deborah309 on June 7, 2011
My Entire Bell and Jalapeno Pepper Raised Bed Has Wilted and Died

The plants were healthy and blooming and small fruit had formed. Suddenly, within a matter of days all the plants wilted and died. I checked all the leaves and could see no sign of aphids. I have gardened for many years and never had this happen. What happened?

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Anonymous

It sounds like your plants eiether got Fusarium or Verticillium wilt. While these are common to tomatoes, they can also affect peppers. Once it gets into a bed, it spreads to all plants in the bed. This article will explain more:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/pepper/pepper-wilt-on-plants.htm

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Asked by santina on June 11, 2011
Jalapenos Not Hot

My jalapeno peppers are not hot. Why?

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

There are a few reasons that this could be happening.

First, you may be removing most of the "hot" flesh when preparing the peppers. The veins and seeds inside the pepper are where most of the heat from the pepper come from. If these are too well removed, the pepper will be mild tasting in food.

Another possibility is that you have a jalapeno variety that is milder. These varieties are popular these days in the nurseries and you may have inadvertently purchased one of these.

Yet another possibility is that you are just being too nice to your peppers. The compounds in the pepper can become diluted if a pepper plant is too well watered and fertilized. You may want to look at stressing the plants just a little to increase heat.

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Asked by Anonymous on June 13, 2011
Pepper Plant (Jalapeno)

Why are my hot pepper plant leaves yellowing, dropping, and getting rusty holes on them?

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Nikki
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It sounds like the plant may have blight. It mostly affects tomatoes, but can affect peppers as well. This article will explain more:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/tomato/early-blight-alternaria-tomato-leaf-spots-yellow-leaves.htm

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