Banana Pepper Plants
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Yellow Banana Peppers

Anonymous added on November 17, 2010 | Answered

Why do the Capsicum (yellow banana variety) stems go purple? Is it normal? The flowers are dropping off; is it due to that?

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Heather
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Answered on November 19, 2010

Purple stems on a pepper plant are normal in most cases, but in some cases it can be a phosphorous deficiency. Just to be on the safe side, I would add a little bone meal to the soil to add phosphorous, but likely this is a normal reaction.

This article will help you with why the flowers might be falling off:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/pepper/pepper-blossoms-falling-off.htm

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