Pepper plants dopping flowers

jerseycorn31June 11, 2008

This is my first year growing peppers and im noticing my plants(jalepenos,cherry,cayenne, and bell) are dropping their flowers stem and all. The plants all look very healthy and have lots of new growth. Should i be concerned or is this just the plants way of putting its energy towards establishing itself before it sets fruit.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
city_tomato

They will usually drop blossoms until temps are right for setting fruit. If it's too hot during the day or too cold at night, they drop.

    Bookmark   June 11, 2008 at 1:26PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
niloroth

I am having this issue as well, and was quite worried about my plants. However, with some google searches i found the same answer that city_tomato has given. And just going by your username, i am assuming that we have been hit with the same heat wave over the last few days. Hopefully that is all it is.

    Bookmark   June 11, 2008 at 6:34PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
willardb3

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.
    Bookmark   June 11, 2008 at 9:41PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
jerseycorn31

thanks for the input.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2008 at 11:41AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
grandpop1(7-A)

This happens to me every year when temps get in the 90's more so with sweet than hot varieties. During the summer, I eat the few peppers that get on before the heat comes and then I get a bumper crop in the fall. If we get a cool spell thru the summer they'll usually set some then as well. Be patient with them and don't over use nitrogen.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2008 at 11:44AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
jerseycorn31

im not using any fertilizer but i have been watering alot due to the very hot temps. guess ill cut back a little on the water. like i said the plants seem very happy and healthy, guess ill just have to be patient. Thanks again for the help.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2008 at 3:57PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
cmpman1974(Zone 6 MI)

Willard,

Why do I think you have that list posted as a direct shortcut on your computer just ready to be pasted when needed? :)

I swear I've seen it 50+ times over the years.

Chris

    Bookmark   June 12, 2008 at 9:45PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
willardb3

The flower-drop question has been asked by those who won't search waaaayyyyy more than 50 times. It's easier to cut and paste than to type.

    Bookmark   June 13, 2008 at 9:14AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
richardk_ny

I had the same thing, turns out my Flowers we're not producing enough pollen to pollenate themselfs even when doing it by hand or shaking.

I had to collect dropped flowers, bend the petals downward and off to expose the Stamens and rub this inside the open flowers.

    Bookmark   June 24, 2008 at 6:26PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
sundacks(4a)

My plants have been dropping flowers (or small fruits, don't know which) but only the ones on the drip irrigation. I've been watering my melons a lot, so it seems like the peppers got more water than they wanted.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2008 at 6:03PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Garden Prep - Necessary?
Hi All, I was allocated this space at my in-laws house...
salevene
Pepper Plant issue
I have some curling and deformation on some of my pepper...
Ryan Shea
MY PEPPER LIST FOR 2015
I GROW IN 5 GAL. WOODEN POTS ON MY DECK. CHARLSTON...
dac596
Progress video...
Here's a quick look at my seedlings. I'm way behind...
peppernovice
Spring Is Here
Mesquites are out, and the pizz elms, bee brush, and...
tomt226
Sponsored Products
International Caravan Royal Tahiti Yellow Balau Hardwood Bar-height Round 4-leg
Overstock.com
Home Decorators Area Rug: Leeds Antique White 3' x 5' Area Rug
Home Depot
Flower Power Shower Curtain
$69.99 | Dot & Bo
Salt & Pepper Set - CREAM
$65.00 | Horchow
Cascade Quilt Set
$69.99 | zulily
Missoni Home | Pretoria Outdoor Cylinder Pouf, Black/White
YLiving.com
Handcrafted Flower Carved Wood Urn Table Lamp
ParrotUncle
Chrome Flower 26" Wide Pendant by Possini Euro Design
Euro Style Lighting
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™