Tiny Bhut Jolokia Peppers

rxaleJuly 5, 2011

Last year i got fully grown bhut jolokia from my pepper plant but this time they where so small and tiny. They're maybe less than an inch in size :( any idea why this happened and how i can get them fully grown?

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habjolokia

Hi Rxale are they tiny and ripe? When did you plant the seeds? Could you provide any pics?

    Bookmark   July 6, 2011 at 8:48AM
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romy6(9)

Excessive heat and or being root bound can cause that. Cold weather can also cause it. Peppers, what a bunch of picky plants. That's why we grow them! I think.

    Bookmark   July 6, 2011 at 8:49AM
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esox07 (4b)

If they are just stalled at a small size, I would not worry about it. But if they are going ripe while still small, then I would explore romy6's causes and try to correct any of those issues that I could. Best to always post a photo. Members love photos.

    Bookmark   July 6, 2011 at 12:57PM
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albertar(z7 LINY)

I'm across the country from you and mine are just starting to form peppers, I'm thrilled, :)

Alberta

    Bookmark   July 6, 2011 at 4:03PM
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rxale

I apologize for not responding i've simply been busy and didn't know how to post a picture. I planted them 2 years ago, it was originally grown in a pot but as time passed it grew too big and we believed the root went through the bottom into the soil and we're now afraid to remove it in fear it will wither. I'm growing three plants in different locations, this one seems to be doing the best with many peppers. The peppers are just very tiny, though after adding some nutrient rich soil the peppers have started to increase in size but are still quite small. I'm sorry the picture is too large.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2011 at 2:28PM
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chile_freak

MINI-BHUTs ;)

    Bookmark   July 13, 2011 at 4:30PM
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Spongey600

bite sized!

    Bookmark   July 13, 2011 at 4:51PM
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rxale

yeah i had the stupid idea of eating them in one bite... "oh they're tiny they probably won't be as hot..." yeah big mistake...

    Bookmark   July 13, 2011 at 9:11PM
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esox07 (4b)

All I can say is: hahahahahahah LOL

    Bookmark   July 13, 2011 at 11:44PM
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romy6(9)

I would not be afraid to repot. Peppers are fairly tough and it may help in the long run.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2011 at 11:17AM
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qasrevenge

I would also think about cross-pollination. Did you have something like Super Chiles growing nearby?

They are cute though.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2011 at 11:34AM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Qas,
I think these plants are a couple years old.
Cross-pollination would only show up in plants grown from seed this year.

Josh

    Bookmark   July 14, 2011 at 11:45AM
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esox07 (4b)

I have various sizes of pods on my Bhut plants right now. I just picked three that were turning orange/red. Two of them were quite small, about the size pictured above. The other was normal size. I am not sure what prompted the smaller ones to ripen before they reached normal size. Since I do have many unripe normal size pods, it doesn't look like my situation is the same as yours unless you also have some that are continuing to grow before ripening.
Here is a picture of three Bhuts that I picked this morning.

The first one is relatively large. The other two are significantly smaller.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2011 at 4:14PM
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