Jalapeno blooms falling

hawkeye38(7bAL)May 13, 2009

I tried plantng some jalapeno plants this year. They are growing fine but the the first 3 blooms blossomed and faded and then turned yellow and fell off, stem and all.

Why would they do that? Several more blooms are forming. We have had a lot of rain.

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donnabaskets(Zone 8a, Central MS)

I don't know the answer, but I'll bet someone on the Vegetable gardening forum will. They really know their stuff. Good luck!

    Bookmark   May 17, 2009 at 6:48PM
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tn_veggie_gardner(7)

No worries...it's natural for buds to fall off if the plant isn't ready yet to produce fruit, due to weather or immaturity of the plant. My Jalapeno's are dropping a bud or two also.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2009 at 2:54PM
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dottie_in_charlotte(z7-8 NC)

It's still early for dependable fruit setting. We just had a 42 degree night in Charlotte and the ground really isn't all that warm yet for the heat loving plants like tomatoes,peppers and eggplants. Give it time. We'll be cooking in the heat soon enough.

    Bookmark   May 19, 2009 at 8:22AM
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hawkeye38(7bAL)

It looks like the plants just weren't ready. Several blooms have now produced little bitty peppers. Thanks

    Bookmark   May 19, 2009 at 6:21PM
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pottersfield(6)

When fruit gets ready to set. Like Now! Mix a teaspoon of Epsom Salts to a gallon of water and water your peppers once with this. Also tuck in or surround each plant with about 3 wooden stick matches. Just stick them into the soil about three inches from the plant.
Your Peppers will like it.

    Bookmark   May 26, 2009 at 5:07PM
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larenatc(8-Coastal SC)

Pott-thats unteresting, why is that? and is it only for peppers?

    Bookmark   May 29, 2009 at 9:45AM
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tn_veggie_gardner(7)

Yea...it is about time for Epsom salts.

    Bookmark   June 1, 2009 at 2:55PM
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