ghost peppers have no pollen

gkyle840March 16, 2011

have a question about my Bhut Jolokia peppers. I have acquired 2 mature plants about 2 months ago. one of them was flowering when i got it and the 2nd was flowering as well as had a couple peppers starting to form. in the two months that i have had them, they have both been flowering nonstop and the flowers just drop after they are open for a few days to a week. i have tried pollinating them numerous times and what i have noticed is there is no pollen in the flowers. i have tried rubbing them on black paper at different times of day and get absolutely no pollen the only factor that has been different from the greenhouse I got them from is the humidity level. they were in about 60% humidity and now they are in about 30%. here are my conditions... they are under a 600 watt hps light. the temp is right at 83 degrees. i fertilize them with Pure Blend Pro Bloom and occasionally use a little epsom salts. i also have started using superthrive in the water. i usually let the soil dry out pretty good before i water. let me know if any other info is needed.

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Flower drop probable causes:

1. Day temp too high >95F
2. Night temp too low 3. Too much nitrogen fertilizer
4. Too much water
5. Low light levels (reduces fertility).
6. Very low humidity (reduces fertility)
7. Poor air circulation (air circulation contributes to pollination).
8. Lack of pollinating insects.
9. Size of pot

  1. Too much mineral in feedwater.
  2. Too much grower attention.
    Bookmark   March 16, 2011 at 8:22AM
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what he said

    Bookmark   March 16, 2011 at 8:58AM
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What romy6 said willard said.

    Bookmark   March 16, 2011 at 6:54PM
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