Top Questions About Jalapeno Pepper Plants

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Questions About Jalapeno Pepper Plants

Asked by
cazzmear on
July 14, 2013

Q. Jalapeno Blooming but No Peppers

My jalapeno plant is in a container 18in with 5 plants in it that are about 3 ft all. All my blooms are falling off. I have thinned it 4 times started with about 30 plants. Looks very healthy very green. But I think the roots aren’t getting enough nutrition. What would you recommend I do.

Answered by
AnnsGreeneHaus on
July 15, 2013
A.

Are the blooms getting pollinated? What kind of fertilizer are you using? This article discusses pepper bloom problems: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/pepper/pepper-blossoms-falling-off.htm

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Asked by
mikietuna on
July 28, 2013

Q. I Am Having Trouble With My Jalapeno Peppers

The peppers are turning black and have a bad taste almost like mold or a fungus. What can I do to prevent this from happening?

Answered by
AnnsGreeneHaus on
July 29, 2013
Asked by
Anonymous on
August 10, 2013

Q. Hot Peppers Have No Flavor

Habanero and Jalapeno peppers do not have any flavor. Good growth, but not hot. Large pepper, but not many seeds inside pepper. Used Miracle Grow fertilizer and we have had a lot of rain this summer. What should I do? Do you think this is insuffcient nutrients?

Answered by
AnnsGreeneHaus on
August 11, 2013
A.

You answered the question...a lot of rain. Peppers have more heat and flavor in dry, hot summers. Herbs and a lot of vegetables just don't have the deep flavor when grown in 'stressful' growing conditions. The oils that contain the flavor have been replaced by water.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
March 22, 2014

Q. Jalapeno Plant Problems

I have light brown spots on my jalapeno plant and the plant has started to fruit and on the majority of the peppers are tiny little bumps. I cut one of the peppers open to see if there were bugs or eggs inside and I didn’t see anything. Can you help me out?

Answered by
theficuswrangler on
March 24, 2014
A.

It's hard to know what problem is troubling your peppers without actually seeing them. This article has information on pepper diseases: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/pepper/bacterial-leaf-spot-on-peppers.htm
You might want to take some samples of leaves and fruit to your local extension service: This article will help you find one nearby: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/extension-search/

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Asked by
Bilica on
March 22, 2014

Q. Jalapeno wilting at sun

I have just moved my jalapeno in final pot of 11 inch. But after the repotting when I expose them to the sun, they wilt šŸ™ and very fast. When I move them to the light but not in direct sun, they recover.
Please tell me if you know why, because from my knowledge they need at least 6 hours of direct sunlight. Maybe it is because they have very small buds, so they are flowering?
Thanks a lot,
Tudor

Answered by
Bilica on
March 25, 2014
A.

Thanks a lot for your answer, I will water as you said. The pots are in the house with no contact whatsoever with outside plants so I hope it's not a disease. But I am watching all possibilities.

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Answered by
theficuswrangler on
March 25, 2014
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It sounds to me like the roots are not getting enough water. Since you just repotted, the roots are occupying the area in the center of the pot, not around the edges. When you water, the outside of the soil mass "sucks up" the water first; before the water moves into the center area. After you water, wait 10 or 15 minutes, then pour water again right into the middle of the pot.

However, wilt can also be a sign of root disease. Just to be on the safe side, check the information in this article so you know what to watch for: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/pepper/pepper-wilt-on-plants.htm

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Asked by
Nicpic72 on
November 6, 2014

Q. Jalapeno peppers

If I cover my outdoor jalapeƱo plants during freezes in winter, will they survive? I can’t really dig them up to bring them indoors, as they are full grown. Also, it would probably kill them if I tried to do that. 

Answered by
theficuswrangler on
November 6, 2014
A.

I'm afraid that if you are in any zone below 9, you're going to need to bring the pepper in for the winter. (Find your zone here: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/planting-zones/
Jalapenos especially don't like cold, so keep them in a warmer spot indoors. These articles will tell you more: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/pepper/overwintering-peppers.htm
http://www.gardensalive.com/product/bring-in-your-pepper-plants/

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Asked by
wlamb20015 on
June 30, 2015
Alabama

Q. jalapeno plants not blooming

I have several jalapeno plants that are doing well but have no blooms. They are about 2 months old. What can I do to get the plants to produce peppers?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 30, 2015
A.

Your soil may have to much nitrogen. It will cause nice lush plants and no flowers.
You can add phosphorous. Bone Meal is a good way to do that.

Here are a few links for you.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/too-much-nitrogen-soil.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/bone-meal-fertilizer.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/pepper/no-flowers-or-fruit-on-peppers.htm

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