Fruit set temp factors for pepper/tomatoes

noisebeam(9)July 1, 2008

I've experienced and read that peppers and tomatoes don't set fruit when the temps are high.

I've read 95F daytime, I've read >80F night time and other guidelines.

I'd like to learn/understand more exactly how temp affects fruit set to help maximize when at the fringes.

While every variety (and plant due to health/watering/etc) is different, is there any researched backed info on what the impact of temp and specifics on temperature is on fruit set for peppers?

For example perhaps >95F for short period of time is OK, or getting below 80F at night for short period helps, etc. Maybe humidity is a factor?



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softmentor(z9/sunset13 CA desert)

I do not know of any info that is that specific, although it may be out there.
On a practical note, I plant tomatoes and peppers in fall, protect them from frost, and get lots in the spring.

    Bookmark   July 4, 2008 at 9:17PM
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petzold6596(8b southern NM)

It is true tomatoes do not set fruit in It works. LOL

    Bookmark   July 7, 2008 at 5:04PM
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